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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickaww, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Chickaww

    Chickaww Just Hatched

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    Hello, this site saved me. My wife and two young sons arrived home with my birthday present in March...6 little chicks. We purchased a small coop. I have never seen a chicken before. We let them run the yard until a fox claimed two of them. It was then I concluded "either you are in or out of the chicken hobby". So I set out to build a coop. I look forward to sharing stories and learning.
     

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  2. Isabella F

    Isabella F Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I hope you find this site as useful as I have. I hope your chickens don't get eaten by a fox again
     
  3. Chickaww

    Chickaww Just Hatched

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    Yes. I learned my lesson. My heart was ripped out when we lost these two. The worst part was watching my 6&7 year old sons cry uncontrollably.
     
  4. Isabella F

    Isabella F Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you name them?
     
  5. Chickaww

    Chickaww Just Hatched

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    Would you believe the only two with names are the two that were killed?
     
  6. Isabella F

    Isabella F Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a really similar coop!
    Really? What were their names? If they were the most friendly ones that's probably why. I have a friend that her favorite and most friendly chicken was killed by a raccoon. The three super nice one's were killed. Two were injured.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Favorites seem to be the ones taken first. So sorry for your loss, and for your kids. :hugs
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    :welcome

    Sorry for your losses. Nice coop!
     
  9. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Wow! I like the way you jumped right in and the coop looks great!

    You may want to consider some wind/blowing rain/snow protection for the winter, but I'm betting that's already on your list. And I can't see at ground level, if you made a skirt with the wire or buried it, but foxes can (and will) dig.

    Now... where's the chicken pics?!?! :pop :D
     
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  10. Boone Farm

    Boone Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks excellent! Would love to see pictures of your chickens! I would be devastated if my favorite chicken was taken so I feel your pain. Good luck!
     

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