long time reader.........First time breeder!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by janddh12, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. janddh12

    janddh12 Hatching

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    Hi from rural Chatsworth..... I am on my second attempt raising chickens, except this time I have added ducks and a guinea fowl. Also a road island red and some silkies along with isa brown laying hens. My muscovy hen is sitting on a clutch of about 18 eggs due to hatch on or about the 28th of this month. And as an experiment in hatching I tucked 6 chicken eggs in her clutch yesterday. If my math was good they should all hatch together. My duck does not seem to notice or mind the extra eggs. I am just hoping that this flock does not end up like my first one.. food for preditors. Not sure what got into coop. I suspect a mink or fisher seeing as we are surrounded by little lakes and rivers. That and there were no holes large enough for anything else to get in. I have learned a lot here reading and look forward to learning much more.
     
  2. Chickenlovin

    Chickenlovin In the Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your predator issues. Hardware cloth is a great deterrent. It's expensive, but it works! Best of luck with your chick/duckling hatch!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, janddh12, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Good luck to you and your fowl!
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!!! [​IMG] Glad to have you aboard!! [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    [​IMG] Maybe your predators went under(dug) or over (Climbed) I think mink etc. are great at both.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us!
     

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