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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GreenBeans, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. GreenBeans

    GreenBeans Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone! [​IMG] After 3 years of waiting I'm FINALLY getting my chickens this year![​IMG] So instead of stalking, I thought I'd finally introduce myself. I live in Central PA, and have for about 2 years. I have a few children, and a very handy husband. Dh is the green thumb, and likes to grow something new every year. I like to grow wild flowers - dh calls them weeds. We are getting used to the soil here and have been working hard (and breaking tools and our backs) the last 2 years to improve the quality.

    Why the 3 year wait on chickens? We moved, and then moved again. Now we are settled, and there's no more excuses. Dh and I just need to agree on a number of chicks to start with. I want to start with a dozen right away, and dh thinks 3 will be good. [​IMG]

    I haven't found the right place to see how to protect against specific predators. We have seen: fox, skunk, raccoon, and hawks. I know we've got our work cut out for us on that end. I'm hoping someone can give me some direction on where that info might be hiding.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome!

    Check out the coop forum. Hardware cloth, strong fasteners, good latches, and a wire apron around the coop and run are your friends.

    Or get a couple of dogs and train them to leave the chickens alone, and let your chickens go where they want.
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    [​IMG] from Mississippi, glad you joined us!
     
  5. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, from Minnesota.
     
  6. vebyrd36

    vebyrd36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from West Texas
     
  7. ruby

    ruby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome from Alabama:cool:
     
  8. renart

    renart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from the very wet NW Washington State!
     
  9. Cacciatore

    Cacciatore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from California. [​IMG]
     
  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca and [​IMG]
     

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