Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by arlenecruises, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. arlenecruises

    arlenecruises Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2016
    I am having fun with 7 chickens, one who has green/blue eggs. The rest are brown. I live in Pine, Colorado in the Rocky Mts. and it has been very cold
    I am on a quest for non GMO scratch and wonder what everybody thinks of that,
    I raise my own worms for them in a large planter box and of course they LOVE them.
    So far they seem to love everything I feed them As soon as they hear my whistle they start clucking.

    I live in the forest and have to worry about critters ad hawks, so far so good, I did nave a neighbor cat come over and kill one chic last year.

    Any thoughts for me.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm sorry to hear you had a neighbour cat kill a chick last year :hugs
    Predators sure are on the top my list of things to keep away from my flock. I too learnt the hard way when I had a fox attack. I see you have posted in the feeding section of the forum, I'm sure members there will be able to give you there thoughts on non GMO feeds there.

    Wishing you the very best of luck in the future, it sure does sound like you are enjoying them.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC- glad that you have joined our community. I hope that other members can help you out.

    Good luck
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Living in a forest you are going to meet all sorts of predators with one thought in their mind - they love chickens, and not in a good way. I would suggest NOT free ranging them unless you don't mind replacing casualties often. A large, secure run with top will keep out many predators. Replace any flimsy chicken wire with 1/2" hardware cloth. It costs more, lasts much longer, and most predators cannot bite or tear through it. If you have Bears, all bets are off. For them you probably need a powerful electrified fencing around the perimeter.
  5. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    Hello and :welcome
    We are glad you joined us!
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

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