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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ATime&ASeason, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. French Black Copper Marans

  2. Blue Laced Red Wyandottes

  3. Buff Brahma

  4. Anything Heat Tolerant!

  5. Vorwerk

  6. Deathlayer

  7. Golden Laced Wyandotte

  8. Delaware

  9. Russian Orloff

  10. Continental Breeds

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  1. ATime&ASeason

    ATime&ASeason In the Brooder

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    I have been keeping chickens for less than a year, but I have nearly an entirely new flock and focus. I buy, hatch, raise, and sell purebred stock and fertilized eggs as well as maintain a separate mixed flock of hybrid, sex-linked, and production layers for selling organic eating eggs and broilers. My original flock was purebred hens with roosters that all were or had some Game (OLD English) to survive in predator-ridden land, as well as a Phoenix Rooster, which lacked sufficient scramble to elude stray dogs determined to kill all my chickens. Washington Co., Alabama has NO animal control, so the unofficial plan and practice is "Shoot, shovel, and shut up!" Of course, we also have some protected species (owls and bears) where you just have to do your best, pray, and suck up your losses. I don't own a gun, so I am disadvantaged in protecting my chickens from stray dogs, cats, and other wild and feral animals. My new chickens are largely rare or heritage breeds, and I am beginning the process to gain NPIP Status. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated!
     

  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Flocks Happen Premium Member

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    :frow:welcome
     
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  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Must hatch more Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC!
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  4. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Free Ranging

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  5. ATime&ASeason

    ATime&ASeason In the Brooder

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    Thanks, I, and my now grown daughters, have had a veritable menagerie as well in the past, although now the elder is down to two Shiba Inu's and Grandma's Pomeranian is visiting her. The younger has a kitten, and I have chickens.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    So glad you joined us at Backyard Chickens :ya:ya Shiba Inu's are very popular dogs.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please do check and post on the predator threads for advice. Are you allowed to have electrified fencing around your coop and pens? A good jolt can send predators off to some other place in a hurry.
     
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  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler Premium Member

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    Howdy :frow Welcome!

    Delighted to have you here with us at Backyard Chickens.

    Thanks for joining!!!:woot
     
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  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to our community - thanks for joining us. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    Best wishes
    Pork Pie
     
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  10. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crowing

    Hello, and welcome to BYC! I was unable to answer your poll question because no one seem's to have the one's that I am still looking for- the Bantie sized Naked Necks.
     
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