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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OneMore, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. OneMore

    OneMore In the Brooder

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    One of my chores as a child was getting the eggs. Every morning I was pecked by the hens. We had about 50 hens for Grandpa's grocery store. I hated chickens. Now living in the country I walked into the local feed store and there were chicks. I feel in love. Did a lot of research, started making the coop and picked up 3 Buff Orpingtons and 3 Speckled Sussex. The chicks did wonderfully. They were so sweet. Coop worked but we lost all 6 to an unknown predator while they were free ranging in an acre of fenced yard during the day time only a couple of feathers left.
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

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  3. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Check the articles-- there are quite a few with tips on protecting the flock from predators
     
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  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome! Sorry that you lost those chick's. There are other animal's out there that are free-ranging too, including neighbor's dog's sometimes. Could you make a good fenced in run for your next one's to help to keep them safe?
     
  5. Hen Pen Jem

    Hen Pen Jem Crowing

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    Greetings OneMore, Welcome to BYC! :frow
    Sorry for your loss. :hugs
     
  6. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and make yourself at home!
     
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  7. OneMore

    OneMore In the Brooder

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  8. Bamabexchicks

    Bamabexchicks Free Ranging

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    Hi! Welcome to BYC! You're in a good place for information about protecting your flock and to meet lots of of really nice people.
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  9. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    So sorry you lost your first flock. Will you try again?
     
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  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

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    :( That's sad. Need to wait until they are a bit older before free ranging..and then, you may need to rethink it entirely. Plenty of preditors will go after large fowl. Make a fool proof run for them. WELCOME! There is plenty of help on here on how to make safe runs.
     
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