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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rambo34k, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. Rambo34k

    Rambo34k Just Hatched

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    Hi good morning I'm new here I joined up do to a big problem in my chicken coop with in two weeks I lost almost my entire flock what too do ?
     
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear you're having some problems. Did you lose birds to a predator or an illness?
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you joined us, I do hope you will make yourself at home here. Enjoy BYC!
     
  5. Rambo34k

    Rambo34k Just Hatched

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    Thanks it sucks losing bird's no it's not a illness a predator is on the lose mostly killing my bird's for sport found evidence today all was fresh done overnight I'm thinking mink's are the ones I looked it up and mink's on a full stomach will still kill just for the fun of it
     
  6. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    It's very difficult to answer your question without more information and, if possible, some photos of your setup. How is your coop constructed? Do you have a run? If there is, do you have a pop door between the coop and run you can close off at night? What kind of fencing/wire did you use? Did you see signs where the predator got in? Do you have any kind of protection against predators digging in to prevent it from happening with a new flock?

    Minks aren't the only critters who will keep killing. Dogs will too, as will a few others. We really need more information to help you. Welcome to BYC - I'm just sorry it was under such bad circumstances.
     
  7. Rambo34k

    Rambo34k Just Hatched

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    Thanks blooie but my phone acting up tried to post pic's didn't go through
     
  8. Rambo34k

    Rambo34k Just Hatched

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    I have pictures of my coop set but the site is not letting them load to show it could be my dumb smartphone
     
  9. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] I am glad you joined us! I am very sorry about your flock! [​IMG]Best wishes!
     
  10. Rambo34k

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    Thank you everyone I got 7 chicken's left now and one duck the duck is tough got attacked twice and still with us he fought it off twice what ever it is
     

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