Hi there..... new member

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bbbarra, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. bbbarra

    bbbarra Hatching

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    Hi all... Just got into this backyard chicken thing a few months ago and I am hooked!! I have 3 hens... a Rhode Island red named Over Easy, a barred rock named Marilyn Eggroe and a brown leghorn named Spazzy. I did have 3 others but due to a hungry bear my flock is down to 3 now with crazy electric fence around their coop at night... they free range in our 1/2 acre yard with our beagle!
     

  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Crowing

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    Welcome! I have found our Beagles to be good guard dogs, only this morning they took off after a grey fox over by the coop!
    I'm sure you will find a wealth of info. & new friends here, Sue
     
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  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG] - I worry about bears, they are really tough to keep out, but I hear electric fencing will work if it is good and hot.
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. neophyte17

    neophyte17 Songster

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    Welcome. Greetings from south Florida. Not a problem with bears where I am at but my dogs have killed plenty of possum and racoon. Only have two roosters right now.
     

  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC. Yikes, Bears. Electric fence sounds like a good idea. Sorry about the loss of your other three girls.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your losses. The electric fence should keep the bear (and other predators) at bay though.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve.:frow
     

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