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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chick-kid, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. chick-kid

    chick-kid New Egg

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    We live in Northern Vermont and have recently, September, found a home. We are curious as to what sort of chicken would be best. We love eating eggs, not chickens. Araucana eggs seem to suit us. Right now, in February, we are in the process of deciding what sort of coop would be best. We live in a spruce forest and we know there are coyotes in the neighborhood beside the usual foxes, raccoons, etc. Also we have a 6 month old Springer Spaniel who notices birds enough to watch them.
    We have been told that he can be trained to guard our chickens instead of flushing them. Any helpful advice as to 1. coops 2. Springer Spaniel pups ??
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock. Below are some links that may be helpful. For me, raising my chicks and allowing my dogs a lot of (supervised) access allowed the dogs to grow up to become the guardians and protectors of the chickens. Now I have no worries about the dogs doing anything harmful to them. Best of luck and have fun!

    For chicken coop styles:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    For designing and maintaining your own coop:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance

    For general dog/chicken interaction:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/700017/how-to-train-your-dog-not-to-kill-chickens

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/138802/anything-to-stop-a-dog-from-killing-chickens

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/22037/which-dog-breed-is-best-to-protect-chickens
     
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  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I see Redsoxs gave you loads of reading to do! Enjoy!
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Good advice given. :thumbsup
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I think that redsoxs has pointed you in the right direction. Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!!
     
  9. CHICKEN CRAZY1

    CHICKEN CRAZY1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcom to BYC!
    I know how you feel on the 'no chickens yet' thing.Same here.
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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