Newbie (somewhat)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Willsjeep1974, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Willsjeep1974

    Willsjeep1974 New Egg

    Jan 30, 2017
    Hello all,
    Trying to learn what lessons I missed from my Dad. Recently inherited his flock and trying to preserve (and rebuild) what is left after a pack of coyotes got 9 in one night.
    Found a lot of good information already.
    Thanks, Will
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal True BYC Addict

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    Welcome to BYC!

    Sorry to hear you're losing your flock to predators. The Predators and Pests forum has a lot of good info and tips on keeping your flock safe.

    Great to have you with us!
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Will and [​IMG] - thanks for joining us.

  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Will, sorry to hear about your losses.

    If you haven't already done so, check out the Learning Center, there are some very helpful articles there that will help you learn what you need to do to be successful raising chickens.

    You might also want to chat with others located closer to you...just type your state name in the search box and your state thread should show up.

    Best of luck to you!
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Will, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! You will be able to gather lots of wisdom if you hang around BYC. Sorry about your coyote problem - they are a menace. Best wishes!
  6. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus Premium Member

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    Sorry to hear about you tragic loss [​IMG]

    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]
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Will, sorry to hear of your losses. Are you allowed to shoot/trap coyotes? If not you will need to do some serious fortification of your coop/run area. When preds are successful they will keep coming back until they have totally cleaned out your flock.

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