New here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mgart, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. mgart

    mgart New Egg

    Mar 31, 2015
    Last night we got our first chicken. She is a little cranky but getting adjusted our dogs are bothering her like crazy. I don't know the first thing about chickens but hope to learn fast and make her happy [​IMG]
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Welcome but please visit the learning center tab at the top of the page to educate yourself.
    Keep the dogs at bay. That kind of stress is really bad for chickens as both prey and predator animals.
    Chickens are flock animals so she needs friends of the feathered variety.
    A lone chicken will go downhill pretty fast.
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Congratulations on your new chicken! I definitely suggest taking a look at the Learning Center: Learning Center Articles

    Are you going to be getting her some friends soon?
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Dogs + chickens = dead chickens. You never hear of a chicken killing a dog. That's why she is so cranky.
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! The dog will certainly be making her cranky also a new home and if she is on her own could be upsetting her too. Chickens are flock animals and do like to have the company of others. Wishing you the very best of luck with her.

    Be sure to ask any questions everyone here to help and very friendly. Enjoy BYC :frow
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You have a beautiful Barred Rock hen. Unfortunately dogs and chickens typically don't mix well. We get lots of letters from new members who are shocked because their seemingly benign dog (even small ones like chihuahuas) suddenly and unexpectedly chased and killed their chickens. And once a dog has killed a chicken, it's virtually impossible to break them from doing it again. Dogs just naturally seem to view chickens either as prey, or as chew toys. I would strongly recommend keeping your dogs and your chicken separated. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. Good luck with your Barred Rock.
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Lovely barred rock!

    Don't let the dog and chicken be near each other.

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