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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by braines10, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. braines10

    braines10 New Egg

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    Hey all you chicken goers out there. I got my first chickens this spring and have been reading a lot on here to answer all my questions. Seems like every time i do a google search it brings me back here. So i decided to join. First off about my flock, i started with 6 chicks from tractor supply. I lost 2 to a dog spooking them through the chicken tractor i built. I work a lot and as they got a few weeks older i bought 8 white leghorns from the local feed store. On July 4th this year a mamma bear and her cub broke into the coop that i threw together in a day(it was made cheap and not sturdy). I lost 2 white leghorns that night. Then a few weeks later something caught another whitey. I now have a 25 mile 1J fence up, so far no more losses. Both my bramah bantams turned out to be roos. Now that the whiteys are older, 4 of the 5 left are roos, so i guess my wife and i will have some good suppers coming up. I have purchased 5 more rhode island reds and one golden... they are doing good so far, still not laying though. Look forward to learning more. I will be building a better coop soon, pictures when im in progress.
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm sorry about all your loses. I know the feeling on all roo's the same thing happened to me. I soon found out that trade is a good thing in our area and I longer worry about getting roosters.
    There is lots of info on here. If you should need anything, I will try to help PM me
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I reallyt sympathize with you but, if a bear came thru my yard, I'd be long gone!!![​IMG]
     
  4. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from West TN !!! Bears are tough, but the Efence will hopefully keep them off. Those extra Roo's sure make good Chicken and Dumplings !
     
  5. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site and I'm sorry for your loss
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and a belated [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us!
     

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