Why is it?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Kudzu, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Kudzu

    Kudzu Songster

    Mar 27, 2011
    I told a neighbor of mine that we were getting our first chickens. He chuckled and said "enjoy them, but remember everything wants to eat them" I thought this was good advice.

  2. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Songster

    Feb 21, 2010
    Duvall, WA
    It really is true... I have never had an animal where literally EVERYTHING wants to eat them. It's very stressful when you're first starting out!
  3. kyrose

    kyrose Songster

    Jul 29, 2009
    ive had chickens for 2 years and it still stresses me out...[​IMG]
  4. tinydancer87

    tinydancer87 Songster

    Apr 5, 2011
    SE Georgia
    Especially when they're small and nugget-sized....I kept mine in the house until they were 6 weeks old [​IMG] They were getting out of their box, foraging and pooping everywhere, scratching and eating in my poor begonia. Now they spend their days in a small fenced run and nights in a smaller, VERY secure cage until the coop is done.

    I worry about the bantams, they are still so tiny! 8 weeks old and a tad smaller than 2 week old cochin chicks!
  5. ams4776

    ams4776 Songster

    I def made my coop very well and keep adding onto the run as i find new ideas

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