New from Spencerville Indiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hemibob67, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. hemibob67

    hemibob67 In the Brooder

    Jan 9, 2010
    Spencerville, IN
    Hello, My name is Bob from N.E. Indiana and I plan on raising some meat birds this year for the first time. I have 10 1/2 acres and unfortunately a lot of coyote and red fox. hopefully I can get thru this first year ok.
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Hi Bob! Welcome to BYC!

    We have a lot of coyotes and foxes too. Not a huge problem if you keep your birds in a secure pen, with a sturdy coop for them to sleep in.

    I lost a lot of birds when I used to let them free range. Wretched canines! They would come right into the yard in the middle of the day. And look at me! And then my husband would shoot them, and I'd think we were safe.... And then it would happen again.

    Suffice it to say, the birds stay in their nice fenced in enclosures now.

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy your meat birds, but not too much, or you won't be able to eat them! [​IMG]
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Keep them locked up if you want to eat them... or someone or something else will.

    "Only pen the birds you want to keep"
  4. joedie

    joedie Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    Hi Bob and [​IMG] from SW Indiana! Lots of coyote here too and haven't had any problems with them if your not free ranging.
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! Keeping them penned, is a very smart move. Hope all works out well! Enjoy!
  6. Hello Bob and [​IMG] from Missouri
  7. [​IMG]
    Welcome to BYC from The Pampered Pullets Farm in North Central Florida
  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. Bob, WELCOME TO BYC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We live just SE of you. Good luck with your chicks.

  10. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

    Jul 8, 2008
    Greencastle, In
    [​IMG] from W central Indiana.

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