Hi from Tehachapi, CA!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PromiseMe15, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. PromiseMe15

    PromiseMe15 New Egg

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    Hi evryone I'm from Tehachapi California(southern ca in the mountains). I don't have any chickens yet, but I'm hoping to convince my parents(I'm 15) to let me have some. :) other than that I have a horse and some fish and the tons of animals that "live" in our backyard(bobcats,raccoons, hawks, quail, deer etc.)
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    They more you and they know, the easier it is to get started with chickens!

    Stop by our learning center and do a bit of reading. Lots of good articles on getting started with chickens, building the coop, raising the chicks and keeping your adult flock happy, healthy and safe from predators...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    I sure hope you can get some chickens soon! Until then, enjoy BYC and we do welcome you to our flock!
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. With all those predators around (bobcats, racoons, hawks, etc.) make sure that you build your coop/run so that it is predator proof. That means using hardware cloth instead of chicken wire as too many predators can either tear through chicken wire, or squeeze through the holes in the mesh. There is a good article on predator proofing your flock at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/07/11-tips-for-predator-proofing-chickens.html. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Do you have any breed preference?
     
  4. PromiseMe15

    PromiseMe15 New Egg

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    Thanks for the advice! I don't really have any breeds in mind, they'll just be something common at the feed store.
     
  5. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] First thing to do is persuade all those other animals (predators) that they would be happier someplace else. Maybe some electrified fencing, maybe covered runs, Maybe a LSGD (live stock guardian dog). Sounds like a rough place to try and raise chickens.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  9. PromiseMe15

    PromiseMe15 New Egg

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    The covered run sounds like a good idea. I wish I could get a LGSD but unfortunately my siblings are allergic and my mom simply wouldnt allow it. Keeping the animals out will be tough since we have tons of cats that roam our yard and even a bobcat that lives just up the hill.
     
  10. PromiseMe15

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