Just starting out in Fort Mill, SC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kcpaull, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. kcpaull

    kcpaull Out Of The Brooder

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    We are just starting out with 7 little Easter Eggers. They are are month old today and already trying to fly out of the brooder, which we were warned about. I have a top on them so that won't happen. We're almost finished with our coop so they should be out there soon.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    :welcome - great to have you onboard and congrats on your new flock.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre 
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    All the best
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  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    They all really do grow up quite fast and can jump and fly a lot higher than I would have expected at young ages.

    The EE's are also require higher fences when grown - at least that's what I have been told :)
     
  5. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and [​IMG] Yep, when our chickens started to fly out, we put a spare window screen over the brooder [​IMG] Thanks for joining us!
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. kcpaull

    kcpaull Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome! When our coop is finished they will have a run that is built to keep out predators 7.5 feet tall with aviary net over the top. We are using 1/2 inch hardware cloth on the actual coop because we have so many raccoon, foxes, coyotes, and rat snakes. I've never seen weasels, skunks or other predators around here, thank goodness.
     

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