New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Expladv, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Expladv

    Expladv In the Brooder

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    Hello,

    I have had chickens on-off for a few years. The majority of my losses come from the chickens not returning to the coop, roosting outside and getting picked off by predators. Currently, I have 1 rooster and 1 grown hen, both buff orpington. I have a batch of 2 week old poultry in brooders including: 4 chicken chicks, 11 mixed guinea keets, and 4 peafowl chicks.

    I also have a toddler, one dog, and one cat. My objective in getting the guineas and peafowl is to help protect my yard from rattle snakes. I found backyard chickens in looking for advice on my peafowl. I read lots of old posts and then joined so I could post my own questions and get advice.

    I got some good responses coming in already from the community: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/new-to-peachicks.1315220/#post-21446005

    Thanks,
    Sarah
     
  2. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Stylin’ and Profilin’

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    Welcome to our eggcelent flock here at BYC!
     
  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Sarah, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your expanding flock.
     
  5. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens hope you can get a good handle on the rattle snakes we do not have them here
     
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Sarah. The only way I can think of to be safe from rattlesnakes , is to live where there aren't any.
     
  8. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Hello Sarah,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us!
     
  9. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your flock's, and in finding a way to keep the rattlesnakes out of your yard.
     
  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     

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