thanks for letting me be part of the BYC flock

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bad habit, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. bad habit

    bad habit New Egg

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    just starting out with my chickens and I will obey the pecking order
     
  2. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Please feel free to ask any questions you have, and welcome to the BYC flock!
     
  3. bad habit

    bad habit New Egg

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    just about got my chicken coop[​IMG]s all done have a look see the pictures let me know if you see any problems going to take care of my girls
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    No pecking order here - we consider all members to be alpha. Welcome to Backyard chickens.[​IMG]
     
  5. bad habit

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  7. bad habit

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    how do you tell if they're hens I have Rhode Island Reds best guess is about 3 weeks old
     
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined our flock.
    I think you have a great start but do have some suggestions, IMO you need more predator protection:

    1- There's a lot of gaps in the coops back wall, cover anything over 1/2 inch with hardware cloth.
    2- Looks like only chicken wire surrounding the run, I think you need to add hardware cloth there as well.
    3- Theres quite a gap around the door to the run, add some wood framing to close that up.
    4- I don't see perimeter protection vs diggers, if none then do add it.

    You can post the pics and get more input in the coop/run forum.

    Often, you have to wait longer than 3 weeks to be sure of gender. But you can try posting pics in the what breed/gender forum to get some opinions.

    Wishing you success with your new flock.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2015
  9. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  10. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Great advice there for you from @sunflour Wishing you the very best of luck.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     

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