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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mother of 5, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. Mother of 5

    Mother of 5 Hatching

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    Hi, I am a new member and have looked at this site lots of times for information and help. I just joined today and hope to learn more about BackYard Chickens and may in some small way have information to give. We started with our small group of 7 Buffs and unfortunately lost one to a raccoon and one that her reproductive organs drooped and she had to be put out of her misery. So I am now Mother of 5. We bought these just for laying hens not to reproduce and thought our grandchildren would enjoy them too. We didn"t realize that we would need to spend over $800.00 to build a coup and provide fencing. We are unable to allow them to free range because of the amount of Red Tail Hawks and Barn Owls plus other predator's so we only allow them out when we can keep a close eye on them..and most times it takes two sets of eyes. So, I am really excited about being a small part of your group and know I will glean lots of information and help from other members. Nice to meet you all and look forward to lots of talks.
     

  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Good luck with your flock!
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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

    My hens will never earn their living considering the money spent on them to date, but they have been more than worth it in many other ways.
     
  4. Mac84

    Mac84 In the Brooder

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    Welcome!!!!:cd
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Happy you joined!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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

  8. AK Baha

    AK Baha Songster

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    Hello and welcome.[​IMG]
     
  9. Mother of 5

    Mother of 5 Hatching

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    I agree with the money thing. We find ours so entertaining, we can sit for hours watching and laughing at the silly things they do. Thanks for the warm welcome..
     
  10. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Songster

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    Greetings and welcome from College Station, Texas. Free-range chickens are risk-takers, but they seem willing to take the risk. It's so nice to see them in a somewhat natural environment.
     

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