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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Carolina - Chickens, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Carolina - Chickens

    Carolina - Chickens In the Brooder

    Jan 15, 2019
    I got two buff orpingtons and one rhode island red last year in the spring. Recently one of them was attacked by a neighbors dog and died. A few days ago another one of my birds was attacked by a hawk (she's going to be fine). I joined here hoping that I could learn how to take care of injured chickens and learn some tips on the prevention of predator attacks.
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    Welcome to BYC.
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.
    I am sorry your bird got hurt.:hugs
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  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Glad to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
  4. KLIL

    KLIL Crossing the Road

    Jul 4, 2018
    Queensland, Australia
  5. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2017
    My Coop
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! We are glad you joined the flock! :welcomeBYC is a helpful site providing all of the information you need to know about poultry. There is always space for members on the BYC roost!
    :highfive: That must of been extremely devastating to loose a chicken to a dog attack. I hope your injured hen soon recovers!:hugs In the mean time, if your chickens are free ranging, I recommend keeping them penned up using hardware cloth to prevent dogs from breaking through. With a small flock of three, it really shouldn't be a problem keeping the top of the run enclosed as well.

    Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I'd suggest taking a look through the Learning Centre articles for info - they are a great resource -

    Good luck
    Pork Pie
  7. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Free Ranging

    Feb 5, 2018
    Northwest Oregon
    My Coop
    I'm so sorry to hear about those attacks. Were your chickens free ranging at the time? Any time chickens are out of their enclosure, there's some risk involved. Many people supervise their flocks while they're out, but even so, there can be accidents. The best way to keep them safe is by keeping them in a sturdy run fenced with hardware cloth, not just chicken wire. If you're not able to build a roof over that enclosure, at least drape some bird netting (my store calls it deer netting) over the top to deter arial attacks. Here's an article that will give you better ideas:
    Predator Proofing

    Best wishes!
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So glad you joined us at Backyard chickens :frow
  9. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Free Ranging

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    My Coop
    Welcome! Sorry you lost your chicken! I hope you’re going to find some good information on predator prevention.
  10. N F C

    N F C Poo happens, move on

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sorry to hear of your loss, I think that happens to most everyone at some point. I'm glad to hear your other girl is going to be fine.

    Thanks for joining us!

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