new from Massachusetts

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mamadukes5, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. mamadukes5

    mamadukes5 Chirping

    Jul 14, 2011
    Easthampton, Mass
    Hi all, I got some baby chickens in March and they are fantastically funny to watch. Made my dh build them a house and they are all settled in very nicely. I posted some pictures on the "what breed or gender is this" forum before I noticed there was an intro thread on here. I have five hens and a rooster who keeps me on my toes. I was wondering if anyone had any advice about the hurricane that's coming. We are supposed to get many hours of rain and wind here and don't know if I can keep them cooped up all day? They usually have the run of the yard and only go inside at night, to keep them safe from the raccoons and the coyotes. I've never kept them inside all day and I know they arent going to like it, but I want to make sure it won't hurt them any. Anybody know? And this site is where I've gotten most of my info so far, so figured it's the best place to ask, thanks in advance.
  2. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    [​IMG] If at all possible bring your birds inside the house or garage. Use a large dog crate and cover it with a light cloth if they seem agitated. Keep food and water with them. Sending positive vibes to keep you safe.
  4. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    [​IMG] Hi, from big bear, you'll love all the info you get here! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  6. mamadukes5

    mamadukes5 Chirping

    Jul 14, 2011
    Easthampton, Mass
    thanks for the welcomes. I have plenty of dog crates, so will take your advice and bring them into the garage for a couple of days. the house is wind tight, but they wouldnt be able to run around at all. DH is gonna pitch a fit about me letting them loose in the garage, but he'll recover, so long as the chickens are safe. thanks for the advice too.
  7. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

    Welcome to BYC, glad you joined.
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
  10. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Songster

    Aug 15, 2011
    My Own Realm!!!
    from central queensland OZ

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