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KansasKat

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Well, I have been considering chickens for a couple years and have decided this is the year. I have been stalking and reading for months. I also have 4 foster kids that will be joining in the fun! ;) Hoping that my mini-aussie will be flexible to herding NOT hurting!!
 

Mountain Peeps

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mymilliefleur

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Glad you joined us!

Feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Have fun with your future flock!
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
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Please be especially watchful of your dog. Dogs tend to regard chickens as squeaky toys. They chase and catch them. As soon as one stops squeaking (DEAD) they drop iand run for another. They can wipe out a flock single handed, in the blink of an eye. Whether they are playing or not the result is DEAD chicks/chickens.

Chickens are not meant to be herded like cattle or sheep and have no heels to nip at. They will panic and squawk and flap wings trying to escape - that only excites the dogs even more.

Chickens need a protective dog that will drive away predators or eliminate them. Good luck
 

Michael OShay

Crowing
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May 14, 2014
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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. :eek:) Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. Definitely beware of your dog around your chickens for the reasons that drumstick diva gave. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your chickens.
 

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Good morning and welcome to BYC!
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What breed(s) of chickens are you getting? If you want some help choosing some among all the many breeds available, here are a few "chick selector" tools you can use to find the ones that best work for your needs:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...cken-guide-to-picking-backyard-chicken-breeds

http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/which-breed-is-right-for-me.aspx

https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chick_selector.html

Good luck to you and the kids, you're in for a really rewarding experience. If you have questions, feel free to ask.
 

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