New member and new to chickens.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickensNCoffee, May 31, 2016.

  1. ChickensNCoffee

    ChickensNCoffee Just Hatched

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    Decided to start raising chickens for eggs and responsibilities for our children (feeding. Watering. Gathering eggs) we had 8 red sexlinks and 2 white Silkies. But we lost one red. We are still positive about the others surviving. We converted an old swing set into a hen house and enclosed coop area. We are adding a "range" area that will be fenced in but we want them to get use to the new area first. We just put them into the coop tonight, praying they make it safely and it's predator proof enough. Photo of coop and girls included[​IMG]
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us. The Coops section and "coops and runs" forum, plus the "predators and pests" forum might be worth taking a look at in terms of assessing how "safe" your coop and run is.

    Additionally, 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.

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I think you need some wooden supports/framework to attach the wire to -
     
  4. ChickensNCoffee

    ChickensNCoffee Just Hatched

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    Thank you so much! [​IMG]
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Aww, they have their swing!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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