Phillips Nebraska

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MeyersFamFarm, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. MeyersFamFarm

    MeyersFamFarm Just Hatched

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    Our fun family has owned chickens almost a year now. Started with 17 from a hatchery and lost quite a few. Learned the hard way how to deal with hawks and raccoons. Now down to 6. [​IMG] Luckily it's a new season and we have more chicks on the way
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]please check out the predator threads & coops section for ways to protect your birds.
     
  3. MeyersFamFarm

    MeyersFamFarm Just Hatched

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    Was just looking at the coops and runs ty. There are some very nifty coops there. Unlimited imaginations.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under MeyersFamFarm [​IMG] Welcome!

    So sorry to hear of your losses [​IMG] Best wishes for the future!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, MeyersFamFarm, and :welcome! Great to have you aboard! Yep, predators are a constant companion to most chicken folks. Toss in coyotes with the two you mentioned and they are the big 3 for me. Hardware cloth, a dog with a hatred of 4-legged strangers in the yard, and eternal vigilance seem to work for me for keeping chicken off of their menu. Best wishes with your new arrivals and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  7. MeyersFamFarm

    MeyersFamFarm Just Hatched

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    lol I have a good bird dog and he leaves my chickens alone but he leaves coons alone and cats alone too.
     

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