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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kerroppi76, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. kerroppi76

    kerroppi76 In the Brooder

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    Hello, my name is Sara and I am VERY new to owning chicks. I have 5 babies and have NO clue what breeds they are. Once I get a chance to photo them I will post pics to see if anyone can shed light on that for me. Right now they are in a rabbit cage with a red light and cardbaord around the cage for drafts and to help cut the curiousity down from my lab who seems to want to eat them. does anyone have the same problem? How do I get my dog to play nice? Thanks!
     

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Careful, or your lab WILL eat the chicks!
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I recommend caution around the dog.
     
  4. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. My weims were taught to "leave it" anytime they walk up to the cage. [​IMG]
     
  6. kla37

    kla37 Songster

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    [​IMG] Definitely be careful with the dog! And take pics when you can, they grow SO incredibly fast. [​IMG]
     
  7. Gardengirl 2011

    Gardengirl 2011 Songster

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    Welcome from Florida. Keep a close eye on the lab. You're going to have to do some serious training, and then still keep watch. He/she may just want to play,but they dont realize their power. Be firm in your training and be persistant.
     

  8. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  9. NonnasBabies

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!!
     
  10. jtbrown

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