New Member: Rhode Island

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BobGRI, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. BobGRI

    BobGRI Chirping

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    Hi,

    I'm Bob, we just moved into our new house and we'd like to raise a few chickens for eggs and the relaxation. It's not an issue in our town to raise them. I figured this would be a good place to start. I'll be doing plenty of searches for tips on learning and starting from scratch.
    We have three dogs a Rat Terrier, King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and a German Shepherd. They were all raised around plenty of cats with out any issues. Happily they don't seem be be bothered by all the wild life in their new country setting.
     
  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

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    Just keep an eye on the dogs until they get comfortable with being around the chickens!
     
  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Songster

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] You're bound to find the answers to all your questions here!
     
  4. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Crowing

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] you'll love BYC!
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Hi Bob! Nice to meet you. I hope your chicken venture goes well. You mentioned that your dogs seem to have no problems with cats. While that's good, if I were you, I wouldn't assume that you will have no problems with your dogs and your chickens. All three breeds of dogs you mention are known to (as a breed, not necessarily the individual dogs) have a high prey drive. You should take every precaution to make sure the dogs become acquainted with the chickens under supervision only, and that the chickens have a safe, predator proof home and run. Again, [​IMG]
     
  7. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Welcome to BYC from Nevada! [​IMG] Good luck with your new flock. [​IMG]
     
  8. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

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    Hi and [​IMG] from GA!
     
  9. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Songster

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    Welcome to BYC! I started with chickens over the summer and the people of BYC have been great. Please visit my BYC Page for my blog links that you may find informative or amusing.
     
  10. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Songster

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