New 2 BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dogmom61, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. dogmom61

    dogmom61 New Egg

    Nov 28, 2010
    Hello, I am new to BYC and raising Chickens. We got our first Round Heads in Sept., they were 6 mos. when we got them, we are trying to raise them totally free range and got them primarily for Bug Control. We are concerned about predators and think we may have to build coops for protection at night any input on this type of situation would be appreciated.
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington

    Congrats on getting chickens.

    Depending on where you live and the predator situation in your area, you will almost certainly need a secure coop. Or have losses.

    Good luck

  3. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

    May 29, 2009
    My Coop
    [​IMG] from Maine [​IMG] I would definatly build a coop for night protection. There are some GREAT coops in the Coop section. You should check it out [​IMG]
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 9, 2007
    [​IMG] from Missouri [​IMG]
  5. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from MN. My chickens are more pets than anything and I would hate to lose any of them. I would build a coop for nighttime roosting at least even if you totally freerange during the day. If you do, you need to keep them in there for a few day so they know where home is.
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
  7. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    [​IMG] from Mississippi

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