St Petersburg, FL newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kimry1, May 22, 2012.

  1. Kimry1

    Kimry1 Hatching

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    Hello! I'm a new chic/duck mom. I am currently raising 9 chics and 2 ducks. They came last week. I have 6 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, 2 Barred Rock and 1 Buff Orphington. 2 baby Florida Ducks.

    I work in veterinary medicine and love to travel. I also have 2 dogs, 2 cats and a horse.

    My question for the experts...I live on the water and I'm wondering how chickens will do living next to a sea wall. Will they know the boundaries? I'm worried that when they are old enough to free range that they could fall off and perhaps not be able to get out of the water. There are steps that are very low to the sea wall that go to the water.
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Crowing

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    Chickens evolved around creeks (I don't know about oceans) so they'll probably know their boundaries.

    Welcome to BYC! We're glad to have you! [​IMG]
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  4. DeniseL

    DeniseL Chirping

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    Welcome to BYC! Enjoy the new flock! [​IMG] (no idea about chickens and large bodies of water though)
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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

    You would like to hope they would know better, but chickens are like kids - they do the dumbest things sometimes. [​IMG]
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. ksterlings

    ksterlings Hatching

    Welcome to BYC! Not sure about the water question but not sure how you will keep them away from it (at least at first) unless you put up some run/fencing. I just started my flock 2 months ago, the first few weeks were ALL about exploring and getting into places I hadn't even thought about blocking off. Now that they are settled in and know the yard they tend to stay in certain areas...usually [​IMG]

    Kris
    St Pete FL
     
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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

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