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Newbie from Eastern Melbourne, Australia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mel0401, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Mel0401

    Mel0401 Just Hatched

    Mar 12, 2017
    Hi Everyone!

    Our growing family are raising chickens for the first time.

    We bought 5 x 1 day olds end of Dec 2016. My "girls" are now almost 11 weeks. 1 of my "girls" started crowing the other week! [​IMG]

    We lost one Barnevelder at 4 weeks to a goshawk [​IMG].

    We now have 3 Gold Laced Wyandottes & 1 Barnevelder.

    We are also chook sitting my MIL's Isa Brown while they get rid of rats [​IMG]

  2. WillGriffin03

    WillGriffin03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2016
    Macedon Ranges
    Hi Mel,

    It's great that you're getting the kids involved but what's your question exactly? By the way if you don't want to lose any more put a protective cover over the coop like a fruit tree net.

    Thanks and hope you don't lose anymore!

  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Mel, it's nice to have you here!
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Howdy neighbour [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points from redsoxs, I will just wish you and your flock all the best.

    Please do pop in and say Hello on the Aussie Thread, you will be welcome.

    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]
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    G'day Mel , so glad you joined us at Backyard chickens. [​IMG]
  7. Mel0401

    Mel0401 Just Hatched

    Mar 12, 2017
    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

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