Hi from Atlanta Ga -

thedeco

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 19, 2014
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We live in the heart of Atlanta within walking distance to many places - and have a little farm in our backyard. We've had chickens for over a year now after being featured on a TV show - HGTV's Elbow Room. We've been growing our own food for a while and now love love love our chicken girls.
Started out with 2 silkies and 2 Ameracaunas. All of them lovingly named by our then 8 year old daughter. They've been some very spoiled chickens with quite a fancy life. They free ranged for a while until the hawks found us. After a few hawk attacks, we decided to stop free ranging and allow them now to move around the yard in a tractor. They actually like it better since they know they're safe.
We lost one silkie to a hawk attack. We lost one Ameracauna yesterday to a combo issue- torn acl- casted medicated- but also a broken egg inside that never came out. Heartbroken about both losses. One silkie and one Ameracauna left. We love them like crazy.
Constantly gathering more and new information about backyard chickens, we are very happy to have found y'all!
 

TwoCrows

A Native Raven
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9 Years
Mar 21, 2011
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Welcome to BYC!

I am so sorry for your losses. It is never easy to lose your feathered friends. I hope your heavy heart can heal soon.


But we are very glad you could join our community! If you have any questions about anything, feel free to ask. Make yourself at home here on BYC and welcome to our flock!
 

chickencopper

Chirping
5 Years
Apr 18, 2014
104
5
60
GA Chicken Rancher
Welcome. hawks are numerous in downtown from the original 10 to help to reduce pigeons to the hundreds now flying. city ordinance allows chickens, but not crowing. so be mindful. the po-po will arrive. been there, done that.
 

thedeco

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 19, 2014
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Thanks for the info! We have only hens and our neighbors love the girls and their eggs. We are all set with city/county ordinances. Thanks again!
 

Kelsie2290

Free Ranging
Premium member
8 Years
Feb 18, 2011
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Ohio
Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry for the two hens you lost. It is amazing where you can have hawk problems anymore, bet your girls appreciate their tractor.
 

thedeco

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 19, 2014
8
0
9
Yep that'd be great. These hawks are definitely not afraid of humans. They've attacked our girls right next to us. We have shoo'd them away so many times. The tractor has been a lifesaver!
 
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