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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tomcatvmp, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. tomcatvmp

    tomcatvmp In the Brooder

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    hi everyone, I thought a quick hello was in order. I built my first coop from scrap wood last July and got myself 2 warren/ranger hens from the local rescue centre. they flourished and so I got a third having read ,(probably here) that three was best "to avoid a lonely hen" if one suddenly died. Chuck , Berry and Martha where soon joined by Lenin the avesbury duck and Maggie the indian runner. Unfortunately a fox saw to the ducks and Martha last month. After repairing and strengthening the coop I rescued a light sussex that was found wandering on a local golf course. so chuck berry and holly are my current hens. I am well and truly hooked and having had the awful experience of a fox attack not deterred. That's my story there isn't much in the way of chicken community's online here in the uk so I look forward to chatting with you all .
    regards
    anthony
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Hello, Anthony, welcome to BYC.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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    So sorry about your loss. I have heard from other UK members that fox are the worst predators. You may want to check out the coops & predator forums for advice on keeping fox away. Are you allowed to trap them?
     
  4. backyardjack

    backyardjack Chirping

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    So sorry to hear about your losses! Where abouts are you in the uk? I'm in lincolnshire and where I am there aren't really any foxes which is lucky :) I have five 2 and a half week old chicks, I would love to build my own coop one day! [​IMG]
     
  5. N F C

    N F C coffee up kids! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sorry to hear of your losses. Will you try for more ducks? I've never had any but a lot of people really enjoy them.

    If you would like to "meet" other members from the UK, you can find them here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/2199/anyone-in-england

    Nice to have you join us!
     
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Crowing 7 Years

    So sorry about your loss. :welcome from Washington State, glad you joined us!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry for your loss! [​IMG]
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry for your losses :hugs
     
  10. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Sorry to hear of your losses. Wish you the best of luck in the future.
     

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