Raising my girls since July 2017

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nefey5883, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. nefey5883

    nefey5883 In the Brooder

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    Hello - Just a brief intro... I am looking forward to all of the expert advice on these forums. We started off with 6 beautiful bantams in July and have loved spending lots of time with them, giving them garden scrapes and mealworm treats. We unfortunately learned a huge lesson after losing our little cochin to a few neighbor hood dogs ( who knew why they were loose!)... they knocked our Omlet fencing over and grabbed her - now I hope to find advice here on expanding our run... the fencing is just not safe.
     

  2. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Enabler Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC:frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya

    Hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving:wee Soo sorry for you issue:hugs, if you can post pics of your setup we'll be happy to assist.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    :welcome

    Sorry for your loss, dogs can pose a serious threat to a backyard flock.
     
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler Premium Member

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here!:)
     

  5. RRansom

    RRansom In the Brooder

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    I'm new as well! Welcome from Iowa! I have some bantams too and they are WONDERFUL! :) unfortunately even more prone to predators! In the summer I use a chicken tractor for the bantams with heavier gauge wire fencing. chicken wire wont cut it and neither will 2X4" welded wire! found out the hard way!! hoping you can glean some great advice!
     
  6. nefey5883

    nefey5883 In the Brooder

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  7. nefey5883

    nefey5883 In the Brooder

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    The above picture is my coop when it was new - lol, grass has since been eaten by the girls - they have a run but I want to build something much taller and wider of course so they have more room and so we can go in and be with them more - side note: I have 2 boys ( 12 and 9 ) and they both love the chickens - my younger son has autism and LOVED our little bantam ( sunflower seed )... we have not been able to tell him she is gone yet...
     

  8. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Enabler Premium Member

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    What did they knock over?
     
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  9. nefey5883

    nefey5883 In the Brooder

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    Oh - sorry - I don't have a pic but we added Omlet Chicken fencing and would open the coop to let them roam inside the fencing...
     
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  10. nefey5883

    nefey5883 In the Brooder

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    Here is a stock photo of their fencing. The dogs knocked the poles right over and got in. The company has since refunded my money, i should say. Stock photo shows the gate open. Omlet_chicken_fencing_eglu_cube_chickens_garden.jpg
     
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