new to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rdbrd1110, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. rdbrd1110

    rdbrd1110 Hatching

    Apr 1, 2018
    Hi everyone, on I turned my dog cage into my chicken coop. So far it is working out well. I let my 6 RIR out during the day to hunt and then lock them back up at night. I have lost a few to hawks but more to dogs that are strays. My information for raising chickens came from my mom who always had chickens when she was young. My mom recently passed away so now I need some new sages to help me the problems and to tell the funny stories to about my girls.

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  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    Jul 29, 2017
    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot I'm so sorry for your losses :hugs
  3. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    It's nice to meet you :jumpy
    So sorry for your losses :(
  4. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
    My Coop
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    My condolences on the loss of your Mom.

    Chickens can help with grief
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  5. Hen Pen Jem

    Hen Pen Jem Crowing

    Sep 19, 2017
    Southern California
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    EASTER greetings rdbrd1110, Welcome to BYC!
    Sorry to hear about your mom. I look forward to hearing about your chicken adventures! Lot's of experienced keepers here too. :frow
  6. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Im so sorry to hear of your loss. Welcome to BYC! There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    When losses to stray dogs, cats, predators become that frequent, it's time to switch from free ranging to keeping your flock safe in a secure covered sun. Otherwise you will continually be replacing them. Please check out the Predator forum for advice.
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  9. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Agree with Diva there a covered run can be life or death if hawks are in view
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens
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  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under rdbrd1110 :frow Welcome!

    I too am so very sorry to hear of your losses :(

    I do hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. This one may be of particular interest:
    Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    You may also be interested in this link:
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