Trying again for the second time....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Prareedawn, May 27, 2012.

  1. Prareedawn

    Prareedawn In the Brooder

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    Hi Im Dawn and I'm from northwest IN. In march we bought 3 Rhode Island red chicks and 3 buff orpington. We were smitten from day one. Our daughters 11 and 12 years old were in love as well. When they were 6 weeks old we put them outside in the awesome pen and coop my boyfriend built for them. They were doing great. friendly and lovable and happy.

    Then sadly a couple weeks ago, our new dog, a husky, got into the coop and killed all 6. We were devastated. But determined to learn to raise chicks we embarked again. The dog who was recently given to us, has found a happy new family to live with and we bought 8 more chicks yesterday. Sadly one died in the evening yesterday. This can be heart wrenching. But the other 7 are doing great.

    I just posted in the breed section because we are unsure of the breed of 4 of the chicks.

    We are trying to learn to be more self sufficient and raising the chickens is a big goal for us in that journey.

    I hope to learn a lot here.

    :)
    Dawn
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Losing a pet is never easy, I hope this go around is better. :thumbsup
     
  3. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. So sorry to hear about your losses [​IMG]
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  5. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello Dawn and :welcome

    Sorry to hear things didn't go so well before, but best of luck from now on!!
    Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have, and enjoy the site. :D
     
  6. Prareedawn

    Prareedawn In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcomes everyone! I like this site and m learning a lot! It in fact saved our chicks last time when we bought them cedar chips for bedding. I had no idea and thanks to this site we didnt use the cedar! hope to learn a lot more!
    Dawn
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  8. Fierlin1182

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