Memphis, TN - City Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RobinChickens, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. RobinChickens

    RobinChickens New Egg

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    We have had 6 chickens (3 RIR/3 Barred Rock) since April 1, 2013. We have almost one acre of land in the City of Memphis, and we have an open-air coop and used to have a big pen for them that we moved every other day. The first week of September, this year, however, I decided to let them free range. I was scared at first, afraid a hawk or something might get them, but so far, so good. We also have an English Shepherd who is supposed to be guarding the chickens, but he's not so good at that particular part of his job.

    I have been searching and reading posts in backyardchickens.com since before I got my chickens and have found answers to all my questions here. I don't think there is a question that hasn't been asked in this forum. It's an amazing resource.

    Robin
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help! [​IMG]
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you have found so much help here on BYC! It is always a risk to free range and over time you may lose a few birds here and there. But it sure is nice to let them spend their days outside in a more natural environment. If you do start to lose too many birds, get them into a large sturdy run and supervise the free ranging.

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the flock
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock!
     
  7. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Welcome, and feel free to ask questions! Good luck with your flock! [​IMG]

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  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Robin! Glad you decided to join our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining because this is such an incredible resource of information on chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in free ranging your flock.
     
  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] So glad you decided to join us.
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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