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Salutations from a first-time chicken owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gallifrayed, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. Gallifrayed

    Gallifrayed New Egg

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    My household decided to raise backyard chickens about seven months ago. Until recently our little flock (four hens and an accidental rooster whose future is still being discussed) was doing well and giving us about four lovely eggs per day.

    I've been referring to BYC for tips and information ever since we got our chicks, but unfortunately I'm only just now registering because I will need to make use of your experience and knowledge in the "predators and pests" forum. We are down to one hen and the rooster. [​IMG] I have to go examine the scene of the crime again and will be making a post in "predators and pests" later today. Sorry for the dreary introduction, but I will very much appreciate any help in indentifying our chicken-slayer!
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    [​IMG] to BYC!

    I hope you figure out this predator problem. They are pests aren't they? I have been using solar lighting around my aviaries and coops for many years. The place is lit up like an airport runway. I think you can see it from space! LOL But I have never had any issues with night time critters, which I think is due to all the lights.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2013
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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

    So sorry to hear about your problem - very frustrating for sure. Hope you are able to enhance your security.
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome To BYC and Happy Holidays! Sorry about your flock, hope you are able to figure out what the predator is.
     
  6. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]Glad you joined us! and Good Luck!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Good luck at identifying and then eliminating the predator.
     
  8. Gallifrayed

    Gallifrayed New Egg

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    Thanks for the warm welcome, all!

    TwoCrows, I had to laugh at your description of your well-lit coops. :D
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome!
     

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