New to the chicken raising. Few questions

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by omelet1783, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. omelet1783

    omelet1783 New Egg

    Apr 16, 2017
    So I've already become a chicken addict. Went from two to 12. I can't resist them. Anyway, they a have a super cute manufactured coop, that has a small non predator proof cheap light fencing. We also have a play house we are converting into a coop and a coop that's pretty large that someone gave to us. Sadly we lost two chickens to the dogs. They broke right through the chicken fencing. Any suggestions on strong fencing for the chicken to stay safe from the dogs? Thanks!
  2. omelet1783

    omelet1783 New Egg

    Apr 16, 2017
    Thank you for adding me to this group. I find so much on here that has helped me already
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. Replacing the chicken wire with hardware cloth and laying the same around the run area (to stop the dogs digging underneath) should do the job. You will get more detailed explanations if you take some time to read through the threads on this link -

    More generally, you'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    I use electric wire on the perimeter of my chicken area to keep dogs out. Welcome to BYC!
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, omelet1783, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! I agree with CTKen - hardware cloth, tightly fastened, is the way to go. It's a little pricey but not compared to the cost of replacing chickens. Best wishes to you and your flock and thank you for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under omelet1783 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some great advice and links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I 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.

    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 [​IMG]
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

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