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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by aveismehname, Nov 20, 2018.

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  1. aveismehname

    aveismehname In the Brooder

    Nov 20, 2018
    BC, Canada
    hey all!!! Just got 5 chicks in August (so crazy how fast they grow up!!), 4 hens and one rooster! I’m kinda just winging it (pun intended) as I go along and trying my best do make my chickens healthy and happy. Man are they just fun little things! I have two dogs, one with I super high prey drive, that is currently not allowed to meet the chickies, and one that ADORES the chickens. My dog with the high prey drive is one of my only concerns for my chicks. (Any tips on how to get them used to each other are greatly appreciated). I’ve never had chickens before, and at the moment they don’t have an outdoor area, as it is starting to get very cold out (I’m in northern BC Canada), and I am unsure of what temperatures they can brave, and also am worried about how my doggie would react. The five of them are living in an approx 15 square foot coop, with additional space in raised laying box type things. I’m not sure if this is enough space by regular standards, but they seem to be doing very well. I’ve been feeding them standard chicken feed, as well as additional food such as kale, blueberries, bananas, apple, carrots, chia, sesame seeds, raspberries, spinach, and occasionally a mandarin orange. They really seem to enjoy all the food!!! They aren’t laying yet, but I figure since it’s winter and they aren’t getting sunlight that they probably won’t start till spring (correct me if that’s wrong though!). I’m super happy to be involved in this cool site, and am happy to hear any tips that could help me make my chickens as happy as possible!!
    (Attached is a picture of them the day I got them!!) 113CC8BB-1FB2-458A-AC73-B5598AE22F26.jpeg
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch TBD

    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock!

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  3. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Crowing

    Apr 24, 2018
    North Western Ohio
    :welcome Hello there,@aveismehname! Welcome to byc! :weeThis is the best place to learn about chickens and poultry in general!!
    Nobody is at the bottom of the pecking order here! :jumpy
  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
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  5. DobieLover

    DobieLover Free Ranging

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    You'll have to keep your high prey drive dog on a leash at all times when he is around the chickens and correct him whenever he shows the slightest interest in attacking them. I have three dogs that will never be allowed loose around the chickens. Some do very well with chickens, others you can never trust.
  6. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Happy Holidays to all my BYC Peeps!

    Jun 26, 2014
    Upstate NY
    Welcome to our FUN-omenal Community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun with your Flock! :wee
  7. LlamaGirl4

    LlamaGirl4 Songster

    Nov 2, 2018
    NW Ohio
    :frow Hello and :welcome I have a GS that I’ve been training to be with my chickens and ducks. He is great with my llamas, mules, and donkeys, and goats, and chickens but he isn’t so sure around the duckies. What kind of doggie is it?
  8. PouleChick

    PouleChick Crowing

    Apr 6, 2016
    SW France
    Bonjour :frowand welcome from France!
  9. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC.
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