New member introduction

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lindajo, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Lindajo

    Lindajo In the Brooder

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    We are starting to raise chickens again. We had them many years ago. We are interested in heirloom chickens and docile roosters. We have just built a very nice chicken house. Now we need to put a nice big run for them. We have many predators in our area so it will be very predator protected from the top and 3-4 feet into the ground. The only thing I am worried about getting into the house is snakes. I don’t know how to keep them out. We are going to put an electric auto close door on the house. We probably won’t free range because of the hawks and owls, Fox, skunks, coyotes, possum, badgers, raccoons that we see at least weekly. They will have a very nice run out of the chicken house. It will be 12x20. We plan on having about 12 hens and a rooster. If any one has any other suggestions please let me know. Thank you.
     
  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Gallus gallus domesticus

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    Hello & welcome to the site..:)
     
  3. Lindajo

    Lindajo In the Brooder

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    Thank you.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, the pulse beat of the chicken community. :jumpy:jumpy
     
  5. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here! Hardware cloth will be your best friend.... 1/2inch. Check out the articles on predator proofing
     
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to active posting on BYC :frow your plan seems mighty fine to me :)
     
  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your future flock!
     
  8. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
     
  9. N F C

    N F C Champion

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    :welcome

    Your plans sound good, the only thing I can think of to add may be some hot wire.

    Best of luck, thanks for joining us!
     
  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to active posting on BYC! :frow Nice to meet you.
    The only snakes that can get past 1/2" hardware cloth are usually considered chicken food not a threat.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2019

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