Newbie in Eagle Creek, OR!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nakalan, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Nakalan

    Nakalan New Egg

    Mar 17, 2013
    Eagle Creek, OR
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    -Yes, I have never had chickens before. I don't even have them yet. Within the next couple of weeks I plan on building a coop and purchasing chickens. I am really looking forward to it.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    -I am very curious about breeds. I live a block back from the River, Lots of very tall douglas firs -very shaded area. Im not sure what variables to consider in choosing breeds.

    (4) How did you find out about

    -A family friend just purchased chickens after years of not having them and said she had learned a lot from this site.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    -Anything outside, photography, cooking, tea and coffee, fellowship

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    -I have a 4 year old dog, Hondo. I am concerned about his interactions with the chickens. We adopted him and his paperwork said he had killed a chicken before. If anyone has any advice about dogs and chickens I would love to hear.

    -I am 23, my husband and I have just moved into a place where we can put down some roots. I am really looking forward to having space to tend vegetable and flower gardens and have chickens!
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Nakalan, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! What are you looking for in chickens? Eggs? Meat? Both? That makes a lot of difference when it comes to breed selection. Below is a handy dandy breeds chart you might find useful. There are also a lot of threads on BYC devoted to raising dogs and chickens in harmony - type in a search with those two words and see what pops up. Good luck to you and have fun in your research!
  3. Nakalan

    Nakalan New Egg

    Mar 17, 2013
    Eagle Creek, OR
    Thank you for the link! I will certainly check it out! Thank you also for the advice in exploring BYC, I appreciate it! I mostly want chickens for the eggs!
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

    May 1, 2011
    Olathe, Kansas
    [​IMG]From Kansas! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Is that your dog in the avatar photo? German shorthair pointer??? The fact that he has already killed one chicken means he should never be left loose around them. He needs a lead on him so you can control his behaviors. For instance if he gets hyper the closer you get to the chicks. just turn around with him and walk the opposite direction. Do this as often as necessary until he quiets down- then you can bring him closer. There are many threads about training a dog to live around poultry without mauling/eating them. Do a search if you can't find them. I tend to think he killed more than one chicken if someone turned him into a shelter
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  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    I am sorry to say that Drumstick Diva is correct, once a dog has killed a chicken they are very likely to do it again. build a good sturdy run and keep them separate for your bird's protection.

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sep 27, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Congratulations on your new home, and welcome to BYC.

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