Not a newb but haven’t been around for few years, so hi.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenalia, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. chickenalia

    chickenalia Chirping

    Jul 8, 2013
    Wales Uk
    Not a newbie here, but hi anyway. Haven’t been around for a few years as fox had my mixed flock and broke my heart. I had a variety of girls and rusty my welsummer cockerel. Neighbours complained about crowing so I removed my boy, minute I did foxy got in due to my carelessness one night and removed the lot. 28 chickens. A nights work for them.
    I then after 2years had 4 bluebells, but they were so disagreeable, always squabbling, had them 4 years. They stressed each other out with their continuous feather plucking and bullying of each other they distressed me out. I gave them away to someone who had a small flock. Hoping that might change the dynamics for them. After a short beak I have 4 copper black lf Marans. And 2 light Sussex LF. We’ve built a huge pen aside of their huge coop so they have free ranging year round. They used to wander free on my land and next door, but since the bird flu situation I kee p them penned. They have plenty of space and I don’t worry about foxy jumping out and snatching one.
    Hoping that this pleasant little flock will enjoy being with me and that I can add another 2 girls in time.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Oh gee what a disaster. So very sorry :hugs. I know fox are the big problem in UK. Are you allowed to trap or shoot them?

    You may want to check on the predator threads on BYC for best ways to prevent them. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
  3. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome back to BYC!
  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Welcome back to BYC :frow
  5. N F C

    N F C Oh no Mr. Bill!

    Dec 12, 2013
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    Sorry for the past troubles...hope your new flock works out better!
  6. KLIL

    KLIL Crossing the Road

    Jul 4, 2018
    Queensland, Australia
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    Welcome to BYC :frow Sorry to hear about the loss of your flock! That must've been heartbreaking. I'm surprised your Bluebells were so difficult, I had 3 on and off over the years, the last one got taken by a fox. They were some of the sweetest hens I ever had. I think I was lucky with them! Hope everything will work out well with your new flock.
    Pork Pie, 007Sean, rjohns39 and 2 others like this.
  8. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome back to the roost! :celebrate
    We saved your spot for ya. Best wishes and have FUN!
  9. igorsMistress

    igorsMistress Crossing the Road Barefoot

    Apr 9, 2013
    Phoenix AZ
    My Coop
    Welcome back :frow

    I hope you have a better experience this time around :fl
  10. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Wrangler

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi and welcome back to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to re-join us :ya
    Best of luck with your new flock and soooo sorry for your past issues:hugs:hugs

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