New to this site!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Creeksidekate, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. Creeksidekate

    Creeksidekate New Egg

    Jan 29, 2017
    Wrightsville/Craley PA
    Hello all my name is Katie! My family and i got into chickens 4 years ago after a stop at our local tractor supply. Ever since then we have had chickens, now we are looking into breeding rare chickens that are dying out. We had a bunch of layers but after our neighbors dogs came over and completely turned our world upside when they killed our entire flock of chickens, and ducks... We now have very strong fencing and very strong coops so that the dogs and other predators cannot get in. We used to let everyone free range all day now its only 2 times a week when the neighbors arent home.But anyways i look forward to learning more and being on this site!
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Katie, glad to hear you rebuilt everything to make it stronger. We get a lot of stories here about neighborhood dogs wiping out flocks. So sorry that happened.

    Best of luck to you and thanks for joining us!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Katie, nice to meet you. Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens
  4. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC

    I love new[​IMG] members, makes me wanna[​IMG] do the chicken dance [​IMG]

    Gary from Idyllwild Ca here
  5. Creeksidekate

    Creeksidekate New Egg

    Jan 29, 2017
    Wrightsville/Craley PA
    thank you all you are so kind :) im really thinking im going to like it here in this. none of my other friends understand how chickens and all that are such a big part of my families life and that they bring us so much joy! :) and yeah the neighbors dogs are horrible and so are the new neighbors they refused to pay for the damages we had 300 dollars worth of show ducks and chickens and the neighbors knew there dogs were out and didnt call and tell us we came home to bodies everywhere. but thankfully thats in the past and our babies are more protected now.
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    I am so sorry to hear of your tragic loss [​IMG] and wish you all the best with your current flock.

    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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Katie, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community but sorry for your loss. [​IMG] Dogs can be the worst of predators as they will wipe out all they can instead of just snatching one to eat. Hope you recover and rebuild - best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!!

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