New backyard chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Laura Sanchez, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Laura Sanchez

    Laura Sanchez Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone. I live in Texas and we just started creating our little ranch including backyard chickens (10 in total). We love it so far except for predator problems we have had. Looking forward to learning from everyone.
    Laura
     
  2. allosaurusrock

    allosaurusrock Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] People here are super nice and often have good information. I'm sure someone will have help for your predator problems.
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  4. Laura Sanchez

    Laura Sanchez Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the links...
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You need a Fort Knox of a coop and covered run, if you free range birds and your loses are too high. The predator section folks may even be able to ID the type of predator that is getting your birds, in you fill in some details about the loss or kill.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    You've already been given some good advice and helpful link, so I'll just say hello and it's nice to have you here!
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Laura. Glad you decided to join our flock. Which part of Texas are you in? My wife and I were both raised in the great state of Texas. :eek:) There's a good article at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/07/11-tips-for-predator-proofing-chickens.html on predator proofing your chickens. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Laura and welcome to our community. You already have some good advice / links from Mountain Peeps, so i'll just say a big hello [​IMG]

    All the best
    CT
     
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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

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