Our Babies are Now Backyard Free!!! (PICS)

Scorpiochick

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 10, 2014
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Haskell Texas
My Coop
My Coop
This our Rooster Red and our newest Baby Lil Mama


This is Black




Again our beauty Lil Mama



This is Softie


Here is Puffy Cheeks



Ummmm looks like a couple Nosy Marvins found the Compost Box



Our gorgeous Boy Red



Another one of Lil Mama


Another one of Black



One of Red and Lil Mama (I wonder if they would make adorable babies)?


Softie scratching around in that compost lol


Yeah so she REALLY likes it in here



The Gang (except for Lil MaMa she went back to the shade of the coop)



More to come shortly
 
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Scorpiochick

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 10, 2014
79
9
48
Haskell Texas
My Coop
My Coop
Thank you Twocrows, Yes they are healthy. Its funny we have a green bowl we put food scraps in and literally I open the back door, which goes straight into the backyard.They KNOW the green bowl.Its hilarious they will coming running from the other end of the backyard. They are entertaining for sure!
 

Heidizzybean

In the Brooder
6 Years
Aug 6, 2013
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I'm in love with your gorgeous RIR rooster, silkie hen, SLW hen, EE hen, and BR hen!!! <3 :)

Though, my RIR boy RJ, would probably give the stink eye for saying this. He thinks he and his girls are the prettiest around. Which they are lovely.
And that includes the broody, her 7 chicks, and the 9 lil' spoiled babies I raised in my brooder. ;D
 

LindaB220

Crowing
6 Years
Aug 23, 2013
6,179
879
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Portland/Vancouver area
Thanks for the info Linda, Now im paniking lol. We have lots of trees, will that work or does it need to be something enclosed?
Hey Scorpiochick, It depends on that type of predators you have in your area. Lot's of dogs, raccoons, etc.? Research at top of page "how to predator proof your run or coop" I'm fixing mine like Fort Knox. I have a 7' x 12' dog kennel. Laying down tin panels on ground around the coop to deter diggers. Putting 2' or even 3' hardware cloth around bottom of kennels to deter raccoon hands from reaching in to get sleeping chickens. Night time is the important time but I would check out spots in the yard to safe guard. One BYC buddy put 4 cement blocks upright and laid a piece of paneling on it so chickens can scurry under. Lots of research. PM me any questions.
However, I have a neighbor 1/4 mi down the road. She has 4 dog kennels side by side. And does nothing. No top, no tin no hardware cloth. Nothing. Never had a loss. We have a lot of raccoons in our area. One tried to get our 8 lb cat. They have hands and the mentality of a 3 yr child at opening doors, fences, whatever. On your coop put closures high enough and sturdy enough that they can't just click it open. Nasty lil devils. They will kill all your chickens because it's fun....
If hardware cloth is too expensive look in your areas for wire shelves from old fridges.
 
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