New "old" member

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BamaB19, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. BamaB19

    BamaB19 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ro: Octagenarian, married 61 years, 8 children, 19 grands, 8 greats. Had chickens as a child, took a 70 year hiatus and now have 7 "Golden Reds" as of 9/2015. These 7 lovely ladies are free-range, produce pretty light brown eggs which are divvied up among our large family. Enjoy gardening, mostly veggies. Coop is on a trailer bed so it can be towed around our 1 1/2 acres. Need some advice on lightweight fencing to go around coop when I need to keep them captive instead of free-ranging.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Finally someone older than me. Only 74 and only married 52 years here. 'Lightweight' fencing is a problem in that if it is truly lightweight it provides no protection from predators. Hardware cloth pens with a top, skirt, and even electric fencing to repel predators would be my choice. Good luck with whatever you decide upon.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! That's quite some years you have had away from chicken keeping! It sounds like you are really enjoying your 7 ladies that you have now. Sourland has left you some good advice on your light weight run. You might Laos like to pop by the coop and run section of the forum ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-amp-run-design-construction-amp-maintenance

    Good luck for the future and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    How nice you're back to chickens! It sounds like you are enjoying them (and those eggs).

    Good luck with your flock, it's nice to have you here!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree with Sourland's post. Almost anything will keep chickens in place but, it won't keep any predators out.
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     

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