Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PlymouthYard, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. PlymouthYard

    PlymouthYard New Egg

    Feb 15, 2016
    Just introducing myself. My family and I have week old plymouth rocks in a big box in the living room right now. The coop is ready for them when the time comes (it's too cold here in northern ky right now) We're going to try to free range them (we have 4 acres) but we'll have to experiment with different predator solutions (coyotes, hawks foxes etc) as well as keeping the girls from destroying the garden? But we're excited, the kids LOVE them. And they seem to be healthy and happy birds so far. We'd like to keep them that way. :)
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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC, @PlymouthYard ! [​IMG] We are so glad to have you with us. I LOVE Rocks, and own 2 Barred, a White, and a Partridge. They are a wonderful breed to start out with, so good for you! [​IMG]

  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Kirk and [​IMG] - great that you have decided to join us and congrats on your new flock. You'll find lots of useful info in the Learning Centre, and threads on topics that interest you. You may also wish to check out your state thread (type your state in the search box) and find BYC members local to you. Last, but by no means least there's our membership which is friendly and helpful. Make the most of 'em [​IMG]

    I wish you all the best with your little ones.

  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Kirk. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you free range your chickens, you will lose some of them to predators. It will be up to you to determine whether or not those losses are acceptable. There is a good article at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/07/11-tips-for-predator-proofing-chickens.html on predator proofing your chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Kirk, nice to meet you. Welcome to the Backyard chicken community.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Hello Kirk!
    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

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