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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lillichloe, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Lillichloe

    Lillichloe Chirping

    Jul 31, 2014
    Hi there! So excited to have found this site full of info on chickens. . We live in Springfield Oregon. We just got our pullets about 1 1/2 weeks ago. We have two ameraucanas and two speckled sussexes. The ameraucanas I think are about 11/12 weeks old and the speckled sussexes are about 7 weeks old. We just have a little chicken tractor that was given to us. I've quickly discovered this is not out ideal set up and my DH is working on planning and building the right coop/run for us. We also have two daughters ages 9 and soon to be 2. And two dogs a greyhound lab mix Annie whose 7 and a freakishly giant (20lbs) chihuahua Tucker whose 6. Looking forward to learning all I need to know about raising happy healthy chickens.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2014

  2. Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    BYC has a very useful learning center [​IMG]

    I do believe you came to the correct sight if you have questions you just need to ask ..... [​IMG]
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Great to have you join us!!

    Enjoy your flock and family!!
  4. Papas Chickens

    Papas Chickens Songster

    Jul 13, 2014
    Dateland Arizona
    Hi and [​IMG] glad to have you in our flock. [​IMG]
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC!
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Speckled Sussex are a friendly, gentle breed and the Easter Eggers are my granddaughter's favorite chickens. She loves the colored eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.

  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
  9. Nofowlplay

    Nofowlplay Songster

    Dec 29, 2013
    In the backyard
    You have 2 wonderful breeds !
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    The most important thing is to keep your dogs away from your chickens PERIOD. People generally come to this thread to lament their dogs/cats have massacred their flock. Please don't let that happen to your birds.

    Chicks are squeaky toys to dogs, even if they don't mean to hurt them - the chicks die anyway. They don't have any defenses but YOU. No one has ever heard of chicks/chickens killing a dog.

    Chihuahuas and doxies are frequent chicken predators, and yours is a jumbo on steroids or something. Greyhounds were bred to chase the lure (rabbits, real or fake).

    If your dogs end up loving and protecting your birds, I will apologize profoundly to you and them. Just hoping to save you from the heartache.

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