Took me a year, but I finally joined!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EdenHallow, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. EdenHallow

    EdenHallow Chirping

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    Hi! My name is Niki. I live on Eden Hallow Acres, an 8 acre homestead, with my husband, the dog, and the chickens. We recently lost most of our flock to a raccoon attack, so currently we have 3 crazy (currently unnamed) white leghorns, an ISA brown (Rita the P.I.T.A), and an unknown mixed breed rooster named Roofus. We also have 2 three week old (our first that we hatched here on the homestead!), and 6 two week old (that we ordered), along with 8 meat chickens in the brooder box. I can’t wait for my coop to be full again!
    I joined because I am a relatively new chicken mama (a year in June), and pretty much every time I had a chicken question and googled it, I ended up here. :thumbsup
     
  2. so lucky

    so lucky Crowing

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    Hi, and welcome! Lots of good info and advice here.
     
  3. igorsMistress

    igorsMistress Crossing the Road Barefoot

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    So glad you decided to join our community. Best of luck rebuilding your flock!
     
  4. TooCheep

    TooCheep Chirping

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    Welcome by BYC EdenHallow! Lots of good information and helpful people here.

    If the raccoon got into your coop/run, then you might want to post pictures and notes about it in the Coop & Run forum and ask for suggestions on how to tighten up security. Good luck.
     
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

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  6. Celticdragonfly

    Celticdragonfly Crowing

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    Hi Niki, welcome to BYC! This is a great place for the questions.
     
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  7. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Niki, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Sorry to hear about your losses. Have you reinforced your coop?
     
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your new flock! I hope that you have your raccoon problem solved.
     
  9. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you could join the Flock! What is your current setup like? Have you reenforced the coop?
     
  10. EdenHallow

    EdenHallow Chirping

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    We have tightened the security. We also put a trail cam and a live trap out there and we eliminated 3 coons. We’re still setting the trap at night just in case ;).
    We have a coop, turned shed that was on the property when we bought it. We turned it back into a coop and fenced in a large area around it. The hens usually fly over the fence though and free range the around the yard most of the day.
     

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