watching the mail for my chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by smewood, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. smewood

    smewood New Egg

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    We found a decent used coop on craigslist and decided it was time to try our hands at backyard chickens. Ordered two RIRs and two Buff Orpintons online. Should arrive anytime. Hope we can keep them alive and healthy!

    Does anyone have experience introducing dogs to new chicks/hens? We have a feisty blue heeler that enjoys chasing birds from the feeder. Advice on training him to protect, not hunt, our new ladies would be appreciated.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Congrats on your soon to be new flock! I hope they arrive safely.

    Definitely be careful with dogs around chickens, no matter how sweet the dog seems. Most dogs see chickens as dinner. So you will want to follow those links that Sumi left for you.

    Stop by our learning center too. Lots of helpful tips and hints on keeping your new birds...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Sumi gave you some great links. Good luck with your soon-to-arrive chicks!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    From the new members we greet, it seems like dog + chickens = dead chickens. Some folks are on their 3rd. set of chicks and same dog. My conclusion: dogs and chickens should never meet.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  8. WalleyWaller

    WalleyWaller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I am sure you will enjoy them. I have some RIR's and Buff Orpingtons. They should work well for you. I especially love the RIR's because they lay HUGE eggs consistently. I love my Black Sex Links as well. Good Luck!! We are here to help. BYC is a great resource!
    Hello from South Carolina! [​IMG] We are happy you joined us! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. smewood

    smewood New Egg

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    Wow! Thanks for the warm welcome. It looks like I came to the right place!
     

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