The 7th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. nate1the1great1

    nate1the1great1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have bad news but my Dominique hen just got killed by the stupid pigs... I had one have this happen to it before, but we fuxed the problem, until they dug down 3 ft and grabbed her from under.... This is why I like my birds... No pigs, goats, sheep, or cows. Even though we have them...
     
  2. Chrysolinsbirds

    Chrysolinsbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in =}
     
  3. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    Nate, I used my dogs as the test as to whether I had provided enough protection to my chickens. So 3' of mesh was laid against the walls going 1' up and 2' out, to prevent digging. Then I decided to give them an outdoor run, using old pool fencing. Well, I didn't do the same thing on the ground at the pool fence. I figured, if anything got near the fence, the chickens would run away.

    FYI, if anything is digging ground anywhere near a chicken, the chicken will be right there...dumb chickens.
     
  4. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

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  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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  6. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

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    I am so sorry to hear you lost your Dominique hen. [​IMG] Was she the only one you had?
     
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  7. lacymorgan

    lacymorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You did not say where you are or how much for it that I could see anywhere
     
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    So sorry Nate. I think I may lose a hen...for the first time in yrs.! She's just been standing around, so finally went to take a look. She had egg shell hanging out of her, saw some egg white on the ground. I took the soft shell out, and now, can just hope she didn't have a lot stay inside. She is still not acting happy. Not eating. Just standing in one place. I put her back in the run, because she was just standing fluffed up on the snow. :/ Will see how she is doing in the morning. I could see in the vent quite a ways when I took a look..didn't see anything more. [​IMG] She may have another egg further up..didn't feel anything hard while checking.
     
  9. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to the 2016 Easter Hatch A Long! [​IMG]
     
  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I also use golf balls and plastic Easter eggs. :)
     
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