Preparing to take the leap

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tmomerling, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. tmomerling

    tmomerling Hatching

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm the mother of 2 boys, have a fairly decent backyard and garden with 2 dogs. I'm hoping to add some chickens to our yard/family. One of my dogs is very mellow, I doubt she'll be a bother, and my other dog is very old, not a concern at this time. What I'm thinking about is having a chicken coop/dog house in the back of my yard near the fence. We could have a run off the side of the coop and separate it from the dog entrance/exit. I hope to be able to have them co-mingle in our yard. I'm looking for eggs, not meat and help with pest control and fun for the kids and I.

    Any advise you all have would be greatly appreciated, especially if anyone has had chickens and dogs together.

    Thanks,
    Theresa
     
  2. [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!
     
  4. My dog does fine and will defend the chickens he keeps all the predators away.

    [​IMG] from Hemet, Calif.
     
  5. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello and :welcome

    I know a lot of people whose dogs get along well with their chickens and will even act as a sort of guard. :p I suppose it'd be different for everyone, just keep an eye on them if you want to introduce them for the first time.

    Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have, and enjoy the site. :D
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Chickens are very dusty. If you have a single house for both of them, make sure the dog portion is completely separated.
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. tmomerling

    tmomerling Hatching

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    Thanks so much everyone, I'm really excited to have joined, I've been looking at the coops and resources for a while, it's nice to be moving forward.
    Theresa
     

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