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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wyk-chick, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. wyk-chick

    wyk-chick Hatching

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    Hello,
    I just joined BYC after "lurking" for a while. My husband and I started our flock back last May after reading about all the great ideas on this forum. We got 6 Anconas and thing were great for about 3 months until Mr Bear came visiting one morning. Unfortunately we lost all six chickens. We immediately reinforced the coop and went out to get 6 new chicks - 3 Rhode Island Reds and 3 Plymouth White Rock. The girls are now about 22 weeks old and just starting to lay.
     

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Hi welcome to byc. Sorry you lost your chickens. [​IMG] glad you joined.
     
  4. [​IMG] from Florida!
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    A bear ate your chickens? What kind of changes did you make to bear-proof your chicken coop?
     
  6. [​IMG] from N.W. Tennessee [​IMG]
    Glad you joined up !
     
  7. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, wyk-chick! [​IMG]
     

  8. [​IMG] from Calif. [​IMG]

    How do you keep a bear out of your coop ?
     
  9. wyk-chick

    wyk-chick Hatching

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    The coop door was secured by just a small piece of wood. My husband put an additional piece of wood horizontally across the bottom of the inside of coop door to make sure that no predator will get a paw underneath for leverage. The small piece of wood to close the door was replaced by 2 barrel locks. Also, two hook style locks now secure the nesting box and additional heavy wiring through the mesh of the tractor/run. If any new large predetors show up, we are ready to install an electric fence around the entire coop area.
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

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    Welcome from Eastern Canada [​IMG]
     

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