New to BYC!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by paula-b, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. paula-b

    paula-b New Egg

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    Hi there,
    Just joined BYC and looking forward to all the information and community. I had chickens years ago but am just starting back up with a few hens. I haven't received my chicks yet but getting ready to build my portable coop. I want the chickens to be able to free range but with the predators around need to offer them some protection. Any help would be appreciated since the chickens I had before were in a large stationary coop.
    Thanks
    paula-b
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, paula-b, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Yes, free ranging vs. contained is a big change. Personally, I allow my birds to do a lot of free ranging. I am prepared to lose the occasional bird but try to balance the risk with the benefit. I think free ranging produces better eggs and tastier meat - not to mention happier birds. I just try to be vigilant - letting my dogs patrol the area to help keep chicken thieves away, walking around outside when the birds are out, etc. It just comes down to a matter of your comfort level. Good luck to you and enjoy!
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
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    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    [​IMG]From Kansas! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and back to poultry keeping.
     
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