New Member From Boston Area

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by joyce1, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. joyce1

    joyce1 New Member

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    Raising chickens for couple of years just love it.
     

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  2. kahiltna_flock

    kahiltna_flock New Member

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    Beautiful birds, and welcome!
     

  3. robopetz

    robopetz New Member

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    Welcome. Love the coop!
     
  4. rob

    rob New Member

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    welcome aboard, great birds and a great coop.
     
  5. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    Hi! Welcome to the forum. :) Thanks for sharing the pics! Very nice.
     
  6. joyce1

    joyce1 New Member

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    Thanks

    How do folks handle hawks. I had a hawk fly on my chicken but chicken too big to lift plus I was right there screaming at hawk and it flew away thank god. Chicken fine I have not let chickens out of there coop since.
    Next time I do I will stand guard with my dog. Hawks very hungry this time of year.
    Any suggestions??
     
  7. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    No. I just lost my Roo yesterday to a hawk. Still broken hearted.
     
  8. heb24

    heb24 Junior Member

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    Welcome! I am from near Boston too and we have lots of hawks. Had one close call so far.
     
  9. fuzziebutt

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    Outside of a covered run, there is no foolproof way to keep the chickens safe. I have seen mechanical owls that you can move around your property to scare the hawks off, but they are smart birds, and will catch on soon enough. A rooster will protect his girls, but often at his own cost. A covered run, even if it's just covered with netting is safer than nothing.
     
  10. heb24

    heb24 Junior Member

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    Yikes! We woke up to this today. I must have jinxed myself.

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  11. WeeLittleChicken

    WeeLittleChicken Active Member

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    Hi, and welcome! We live in NH and there's a ton of hawks here. Our girls have a covered run to deter them. It's not so bad. It's covered with regular chicken wire so it wasn't really expensive or anything.
     
  12. BuckeyeChickens

    BuckeyeChickens New Member

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    Greetings from Ohio and welcome to the Chicken Forum!
     
  13. joyce1

    joyce1 New Member

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    Thanks I have a covered run but this is when they run free which they love to do
     
  14. fuzziebutt

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    I saw on Facebook where someone put a decoy crow up, and the hawks left, and more crows came, too. Crows will keep a hawk away, but crows will also eat chicks.
     
  15. kahiltna_flock

    kahiltna_flock New Member

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    They have those ones made of real feathers in the stores at Halloween. I wonder if those would work?
     
  16. joyce1

    joyce1 New Member

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    Crows can eat chickens I thought if the chicken was dead and not alive. I hate keeping them in a run all the time. They are happy outside running around.
    Thanks
     
  17. joyce1

    joyce1 New Member

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    How do folks hand introduction of new chickens ? I just got 3 more and my chickens are really bad. I have the new ones isolated during the day but at night I put them in the hen house since all is quiet! I just bought a doggie cage for the hens during the day to go in. My calmest chicken is the worst who would have thought she would be the worst?