New to chickens in Michigan.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Slwagner73, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Slwagner73

    Slwagner73 New Egg

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    A year ago my wife was given some chickens, and of course she said, "honey, I need a coop, please". Which I of course took to mean, "get it done, and I mean now. I am bringing them home tomorrow."
    So I promptly build this pathetic looking, made from pallets and shingles, and threw them in it.
    I never gave a thought to predators and cleanliness.
    So, four dead, one seriously hurt by a possum last night, and I guess I had better figure out what I'm doing.
    So here I am, so forgive my questions in advance, I'm a city boy living in the country.

    Scott
     
  2. White Leghorn

    White Leghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and [​IMG] from Western NC! PM me with any questions you have!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Don't feel too badly, until you have to deal with predators you don't give them much thought. Check out the predator threads to see how to outsmart, trap, prevent, or scare off different types. As they often say on here "everything loves chicken," that includes rats, weasels, minks, along with the bigger guys
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Hope you both stop by the Michigan thread to say Hi - look in the Where are you - Where am I section of the Forum
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. morley tom

    morley tom New Egg

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    no worries. It happends to us all. we have them all here in the great state of michigan. From bears to rats they all love chickens and or eggs. live an learn.
     
  9. morley tom

    morley tom New Egg

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    No worrise. It happends to all of us sooner or later.Here in the great state of michigan i have had problems with everything from bears to barn rats. Good luck
     
  10. morley tom

    morley tom New Egg

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    No worrise. It happends to all of us sooner or later.Here in the great state of michigan i have had problems with everything from bears to barn rats. Good luck
     

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