new to this chicken thing.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bigdave, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. bigdave

    bigdave In the Brooder

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    here are some of my pics of my chickens. turned out i grabbed some turkeys too. oh well building another cage for them. i live in south florida and keep them outside in a cage with a light at night time. they seem to be doing well, i have had them out there for about a week so im guessing they are around 3 to 4 weeks old. any suggestions would be great. thanx in advanced.
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, bigdave, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Do they have an actual coop they can be locked up in at night? I ask because the chicken wire you have enclosing them is good for keeping them in but not so good for keeping determined predators out. In fact raccoons have been known to reach through the wire and grab a chicken and eat it through the wire. But if you can lock them up in something predator proof at night you'll really up their odds. Good luck to you!
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  4. bigdave

    bigdave In the Brooder

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    that is the coop i have for them. it has a door that i close at night time. its wide enough that they r not close to any openings in the wire. you could call it there safe haven. with a light on top. dont really have to many problems with racoons here but they are around. i have a full privacy fence around the property and we have a dog. my bedroom is next to the cage so i can hear chirping if there is something going on. i can look through the window at them. i dont think it will take too long till they are fully feathered. i have not given the turkeys different feed yet but they do eat alot of bugs when im home. i hope im not messing the feed up i know i need to give them more protein than the chicks.working with what i have. cant wait till i get some eggs from the chickens. if any of them turn out to be hens. cross your fingers for me thanx again.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    [​IMG] you might want to go to "other backyard poultry" forums which includes turkeys, for more information about them.
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Good luck with your chickens.
     

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