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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rdhensley1, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. rdhensley1

    rdhensley1 Hatching

    Feb 10, 2017
    Hi all! My name is Randy and my wife's is Kathleen. We start on building our first coop this week. We plan on making a chicken moat around the garden to help with pests.
    We live in the national forest north of Clarksville Arkansas and about 4 miles south of Oark.
    Glad for the invitation.

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi, Randy and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us.

    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/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    All the best
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you. Hope you will enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Randy and Kathleen, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Best of luck with your coop construction and future flock! [​IMG]
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Randy, it's nice to have you here. Good luck with your coop build!
  6. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Free Ranging

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    Welcome to BYC, Randy and Kathleen! Thanks for joining us!
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Randy & Kathleen [​IMG] Welcome!

    Hhhhm, a chicken moat .. I would love to hear more about that concept and some pictures.

    Good luck with the build and best wishes to you and your flock when they arrive.

    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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]

  8. rdhensley1

    rdhensley1 Hatching

    Feb 10, 2017
    Chicken Moats- We saw this in Mother Earth news decades ago. Its basically a chicken run extension that goes around your garden to intercept some of the bugs headed for the goodies. It can be a small tunnel you can step over to a six foot tall by three feet wide run. In deer country this keeps them from jumping in to graze. Can't wait to try it. I've seen several and the people said that they helped quite a bit. Google chicken moat to see all the variations in use.
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Ah, OK, thanks! That was the first time I had heard of a chicken moat and to be honest, I thought it was something to protect the chickens from the pests or predators … pictured a moat, with or without crocodiles [​IMG]

    Looking forward to hearing how yours goes and some pictures if you are able.

    Thanks again and best wishes.

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