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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cristin McPappy, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Cristin McPappy

    Cristin McPappy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been want chickens for years! My brother in law gave me a small coop and my husband couldn't say no[​IMG] I got my six girls in April two Columbian Rock, Buff Orpington and Ameraucana. However, I lost one to some critter a few days ago. Can't wait to learn more about raising my girls and keeping them safe.

    Cristin
     
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Cristin and [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us. The "predators and pests" forum might be a good place to start in terms of trying to make your coop more secure - as would the "Coops and Runs" forum.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, 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 - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    All the best
    CT
     
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  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    You sure have been given some great links to check out...have fun!
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do read up on securing your coop and run - everything loves to eat chickens
     
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  5. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

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    Hey Cristin! Since you are new to chickens I will leave you the link to the most prominent learning area on this site our Learning Center a place with updated articles for old and new chicken raisers! https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center I hope you enjoy BYC and make sure to post pictures of your flock and give us updates on how you are doing here https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/40/family-life-stories-pictures-updates I am happy you were able to follow your dream and get a flock of your own that is so nice! All the best of luck to you and your flock!
    Justin [​IMG]
     
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  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry you lost one already! [​IMG] Stuff happens. Just make sure your coop and run is built like fort knox...if you are not afraid to sleep in there at night, your chickens should be safe. No chicken wire, holes of any kind and no places to dig. As for free ranging, yes, you can lose them will free ranging. Try to keep an eye on them and I wouldn't leave them out all day without supervision.

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock! :)
     
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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