Hi from Virginia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 2lilchkns, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. 2lilchkns

    2lilchkns Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I'm a new member and fairly new chicken owner. We'll be getting 10 day day old chicks later this week--- the kids and I are pretty excited.

    We started out with a few adult birds this summer, and we let them free range for part of the day. Unfortunately, we had some predator issues. I really had no idea how active foxes are during the day-- until we had one run up and grab our hen, right in front of our porch, at 3:00 in the afternoon. Yikes.

    Anyway, I'm afraid our new little group won't be able to do much free ranging! We are going with a fully enclosed pen this time.

    Glad to be here-- this site has so much great information!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your fox problem.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. 2lilchkns

    2lilchkns Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] you may want to include a top on your run - to keep out airborne predators, and climbers
     
  8. 2lilchkns

    2lilchkns Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey, we just got our chicks today! We ordered 10 from Ideal. I'm so pleased that they made it from Texas to Virginia so quickly! And they are all active and eating/drinking up a storm, knock on wood!
     

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