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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by princess2014, May 12, 2016.

  1. princess2014

    princess2014 New Egg

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    Hi everyone!! I'm from northern Alberta Canada. I've been a chicken girl for many many years and have now started into raising more specifically Orpingtons! I look forward to meeting you all and talking Chickens!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock!
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I have one Orpington egg left in my incubator at the moment so I'm hoping it's going to hatch. I've looked at them for a while and really like them. Fingers crossed it will hatch ok. The other 5 were unfortunately clear :( Do you keep bantam or large ones?

    I'm sure you will enjoy all the chicken chat here on BYC :frow
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  5. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    WV boy here!
    [​IMG]and[​IMG]

    I always liked buff orpingtons too.

    MW
     
  6. Kaake

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    I know this is out there but... Help!! My friend has a large coop and about 2 months ago started loosing a chicken a night. She's down from 150 chickens to about 35~ Completely Gutted with everything else intact. My husband and hers have sat up tirelessly trying to kill this critter yet it evades them at every turn! It's something going over the fence, as the fence itself is dug down 1-1/2 feet into the ground and perimeter is secure. They had success for 5 nights in a row (because they are basically babysitting chickens..) and then last night they both needed sleep (they both get up for regular jobs at 4:30).
    My husband text me this am~ It killed TWO last night!! He is beyond frustrated...
     
  7. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    WV boy here!
    Try posting in the predators and pests section. You might get more replies.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/13/predators-and-pests

    Click on start a new thread (Just above the sticky threads section)

    Hope no more die

    MW
     
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  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm sure they are frustrated, goodness, that's a lot of losses! Without more info on their coop set-up, types of predators in the area, etc, I can't really offer much except have a look through the predator articles here (there are preventative measures in each article):

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-predators-pests-how-to-protect-treat-your-flock

    And start a thread with as much details as possible here:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/13/predators-and-pests

    Then let's see what we can do to help you guys.
     
  9. Kaake

    Kaake New Egg

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    Researching was how I stumbled upon your site. :) we live in the mid thumb of michigan. I read your article and honestly it doesn't sound like any of the varmints. I'm about ready to bring out a priest, I'm so vexed! LOL
    It's a covered enclosure about 150' by 75' and stands 6-7' at the lowest point. They are currently recovering the top with new chicken wire as the old had become rusted in places. But it's supported by 2x4's all around and they are dug deep into the ground. It just doesn't fit the typical mold of a predator - to me anyhow. Thanks for letting me vent at least! (0:
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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