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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bad habit, Mar 25, 2015.
just starting out with my chickens and I will obey the pecking order
Please feel free to ask any questions you have, and welcome to the BYC flock!
just about got my chicken coops all done have a look see the pictures let me know if you see any problems going to take care of my girls
No pecking order here - we consider all members to be alpha. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
how do you tell if they're hens I have Rhode Island Reds best guess is about 3 weeks old
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.
Hello and Welcome to BYC!
Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
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