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new to this, i need advice, pls

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by henry320linda, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. henry320linda

    henry320linda New Egg

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    a young RIR has adopted me...she is living in harmony with my outside cats. i put a box down on the porch for her, with hay in it, but she will not use it. last nite, after dark, i find her roosting on the old picnic table on my front porch, where i feed my cats. i can not have a coop, so how do i keep her safe at nite? do they roost on the ground or up in the air? obviously, i am free ranging her. any advise would be appreciated.
     
  2. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you could buy a rabbit cage for her. if you don't provide some kind of shelter for her at night some predator will take her from you. good luck :)
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I agree with the above post. She'll be safer in a small cage of some sort.
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California, I agree with the above posts.
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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

    Yes I agree, she will never be safe unless you close her up at night - a small coop or maybe a pen in your garage?
     
  6. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG] Glad you joined us !!!![​IMG]
     
  7. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC[​IMG]
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Completely agree with the others :thumbsup
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! [​IMG]
     

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