Hi from Central PA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicknubee, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. chicknubee

    chicknubee New Egg

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    I am new to chickens (still getting started with equiptment, supplies and choosing chicken breeds) hence my name.
    I'm glad there's a forum where I can access resources. My sister has chickens but I have never had any (yet). The nore I investigate, the more I want them! Hope you can all cope with my novice questions on this forum!
    Clucka-plucka-clucka!
     
  2. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC, and feel free to ask away...
     
  3. dmclalin

    dmclalin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome chicknubee! I am also new and have ordered baby chicks for the end of March. This is a great forum. I am in Michigan and we have a very active MI forum as well. I am so glad you found us!!
     
  4. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio
     
  5. chicknubee

    chicknubee New Egg

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    Thank you for the warm welcome! I have spent the last 48 hrs online looking at chicken hatcheries, supplies and how to start baby chicks. I am a bit worried about predators as we have ALL of them here. From my reading, it looks like I am going to be investing in a lot of poultry wire. And wood, and nails, hooks, screws and so on. I'm a big gardener so I hope I don't kill as many chickens as I have plants!
     
  6. golden reeves

    golden reeves Out Of The Brooder

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    your in the right place [​IMG]
     
  7. Creaking pines kids

    Creaking pines kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome!! From a fellow Pennsylvanian, I too am struggling with the many predator problems we have. I took photos today of a hawk roosting in the treeline above my chicken run and a Bald Eagle across the corn field from my house. Arrrrgh! I believe we are going to have to invest in a livestock guardian dog. Good luck in your choices!
     
  9. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

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    Keep in mind, chicken wire keeps chickens in but it does not keep predators out. You need to use hardware cloth, which is the welded wire with square mesh.
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  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Yes you have come to the right place. [​IMG]
     

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