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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bbr292, May 19, 2017.

  1. bbr292

    bbr292 Just Hatched

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    Hello BYC!

    I have been lurking for about two months, and finally decided to introduce myself.
    We purchased sixteen one day old chicks a little over a month ago (4 weeks and 2 days to be exact.) We are new to raising chickens, and I have gotten so much great info on various posts here on BYC.
    The chicks are all doing great and seem pretty happy. We have 13 Easter Eggers and three Maran chicks.
    I knew that we would greatly enjoy having the chicks, caring for them, and eventually collecting eggs, I never realized how much we'd LOVE them. They're turning out to be lovely little pets, and my daughter is enthralled by them. :)
    We are looking forward to watching them grow! I've attached a picture of them in their (not quite finished) chicken tractor. 20170516_143217.jpg
     
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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Read....MORE Premium Member

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    :welcome

    They grow big fast huh?
     
  3. bbr292

    bbr292 Just Hatched

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    Yes they do! I was pretty surprised at how big they got after only a week, and now the way their feathers are coming in. They haven't been fuzzy for a few weeks now!
     
  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Read....MORE Premium Member

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    Do you have a predator proof coop built yet?
     
  5. BantammChick

    BantammChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! :welcome:frow
     
  6. bbr292

    bbr292 Just Hatched

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    Just about! We renovated one of the sheds into a coop, the shed already had a fence around it. We are adding 5 foot high chicken wire around the enclosure (I don't know the measurements off hand but it's pretty large) and we are also putting a few 10 foot posts in the middle of that yard in order to get deer netting over top.
     
  7. bbr292

    bbr292 Just Hatched

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    Hello, and thank you.
     
  8. Mooker

    Mooker Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome! :frow
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Chicken wire only keeps chickens IN, it does nothing to keep predators OUT. They can bite & scratch through it easily. The gold standard of wire is 1/2" Hardware cloth, securely affixed to a frame.
     
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