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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by maryrp33, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. maryrp33

    maryrp33 Just Hatched

    Mar 8, 2017
    Hi. I'm new here, but not really new to raising chickens. Really looking forward to this group. At this time I am building back up my chicken population and have 9 new chicks and 2 turkeys all going on their 3rd week. I had one really bad night when a predator got into the coop. Left me only 3 hens and the rooster. It was barely dark when it happened, and I hadn't gotten to close the coop up. I was devastated. Usually I never had to worry untill the middle of the night. Sticking the great pyrenees in the coop tonight. Anyway, I had 10 chicks, but one died. I pulled out a chunk of poop out of the her poor little butt when i got her home, but I think she had gone too long. One of the turkeys was trying to die when she got home, but after time under my shirt she picked right up and although she is way smaller than the other turkey she came home with, she is a little spitfire. I think shes female, and I'm guessing the other is a Tom.
    My chickens are purely for the joy of having them and the eggs. We have some old chickens. I think the rooster is around 13.
    I look forward to spending time and sharing on this site.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, maryrp33, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Sorry for the hardship you experienced with the predator - did you identify what it was? Hope all goes well with your chickens and turkeys!! If you want to chat with some local poultry folks, you an access your state thread here:
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] If you check out the predator threads - you may figure out what took out your birds.
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sorry to hear about the losses from a predator, that must have been very rough to go through.

    What breed of chicks did you get? I hope the chicks and the turkeys do well for you!
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under maryrp33 [​IMG] Welcome!

    I am also so very sorry to hear of you losses [​IMG]

    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]
  6. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 6, 2015
    WV boy here!
    [​IMG]Welcome to BYC! Sorry you're loosing animals.[​IMG]That's never fun...

    Make it a great day!

  7. maryrp33

    maryrp33 Just Hatched

    Mar 8, 2017
    Thanks to you all
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC - so glad you've joined us!
  9. maryrp33

    maryrp33 Just Hatched

    Mar 8, 2017
    Thanks everyone. At this time I have buff Orpington, barred rocks, Americana, roads island reds, heritage turkeys.
  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! There is an unbelievable source of great knowledge on here and wonderful, friendly folks! I do hope you'll make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow


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