New Member from WV

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by globug44203, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. globug44203

    globug44203 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone, My name is Gloria and I just joined your BackYardChickens Forum today...I am in the process of raising chickens...We bought 7 special Red hens and 1 rooster...I fell in love with them and then on Monday our next door neighbors dog broke into the coop while we were gone and killed all but 1 hen...I was and am so distraught over this and need suggestions on how to secure our coop so that this doesn't ever happen again with the 14 peeps that we have incubated and hatched and our hand raising....We thought everything was so secure but I guess it wasn't....We were so worried about a bear that lives in the area, never in our wildest thoughts did we think that the neightbors dog would be the couprit....We have dog fence 8 ft high around the lot and keep both doors to the coop secured at night....So what have we did wrong ???? I never want to see that kind of sight again...I have been looking at all the coop designs on line and ours is way better design that they are and my husband has even put up insulation and electric in the coop now...Thanks so much for all the help and reading this....[​IMG]
     
  2. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York. So sorry for your loss. Do you know how he got past the fence?
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello and welcome! So sorry about your flock......Hugs to you!

    I'm guessing that you may have had chicken wire around your chicken coop/run......Hardware cloth is what you should get, as predators can really just rip that chicken wire apart....

    Again, so sorry to hear about your flock......

    Take care,

    Sharon
     
  6. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

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    Welcome to BYC from Pennsylvania!
     
  7. littleluciex

    littleluciex Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC, how is your coop set up? That will help with perhaps some suggestions.
     
  8. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    Sorry about your chickens.

    Imp
     
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     

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