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Hi from Texas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bubra007, May 5, 2009.

  1. bubra007

    bubra007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! Im new to keeping chickens! We got our first babies about 7 weeks ago..3 shaver reds,1 RIR and a barred rock. Our dog killed the barred rock last weekend, so in our misery, my husband and I went and got five more chickens. We added to our flock 2 barred rocks, 2 buff orpingtons, and another RIR. The newest chickens are 10 months old, the original 4 are about 2 months old. I am loving them more and more each day! They have such personality!!!

    I am learning so much from this site!!! I love all the pictures and can't wait to post some of mine!

    Right now we let the chickens have the run of the backyard during the day, and at night I put them in their coop and let the dog have the run of the yard. This is troublesome and I hate having the dog in the garage all day...does anyone have any ideas on how to keep the peace or how to split up the yard so the two species can co-exist? After our dog killed "Obama" we were ready to put a bullet in his head...but other than the chicken murder, he really is a good dog. I'd love to hear your ideas!!!
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Hi Bubra007,
    [​IMG] from Washington.

    There have been lots of past posting about training dogs, and mixing dogs and chickens. Try doing a search here. Be careful and Good Luck.

    Imp
     
  3. peckndirt

    peckndirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome aboard you'll like it here , [​IMG]
     
  4. Honeysuckle

    Honeysuckle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome. [​IMG]
     
  5. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    [​IMG] from North Carolina![​IMG]

    Some people have the yard divided by a fence. If the fence won't keep the dog in, they put electric wire on the fence. I hope you solve the problem![​IMG]
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

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  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
     
  8. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    [​IMG] from Indiana!
     
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida.
     
  10. Big Chicken Little

    Big Chicken Little Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Hello from North Carolina [​IMG]
     

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