New from Unity New Hampshire

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by davef03743, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. davef03743

    davef03743 New Egg

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    My wife who joined site yesterday and I are new chicken farmers looking forward to all that comes raising chickens. Got coop up but need to work on making it predator proof, still got 3 or so weeks till chicks are ready to go outside looking for pointers
     
  2. HeavensHens88

    HeavensHens88 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC, Dave! :welcome
    I'd advise posting in the Predators forum of the site for more info for proofing, but my motto is: you can never check it for possible predator entry places enough. A weasel or mink can virtually get in through a 1 inch hole. It's never overboard when it comes to caution.
    We're glad you joined us!
    :jumpy Wings of Wishes, :jumpy
    ~Sarah
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us.

    I'd suggest checking out this link of a search that i have just done - https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=making+your+coop+predator+proof

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224 - these guys will be able to make further suggestions on how to protect your flock from local predators.

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under davef03743 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Dave, Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. Hope you will enjoy BYC as much as we do.[​IMG]
     

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