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post #101 of 1037 Old 03-26-2012, 02:38 PM
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We lost one of the favorite chickens to a coyote in broad daylight yesterday. My girls are heartbroken, the neighbor's kids are going to try and hunt down the coyote today.

ugh... I spent several hours trying to find the rest of the chickens, they were all huddled up and shaking in the goat house, guess the thought it would be a safe place to hide.
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Oh no D! It's always the best one! If you were closer I'd give you my sweetest girl. Hope you git the critter!

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post #103 of 1037 Old 03-30-2012, 01:37 AM
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Who knew? Horse Forum is filled with Chicken Fanatics!! ;)

So adorable!
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post #104 of 1037 Old 04-04-2012, 05:38 PM
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Delfina- I'm really sorry one of your girls was gotten. I hope you caught the vermin and everyone else has been safe and ok.

I'm excited that my chicks arrived yesterday. Even though I own a Black Copper Maran rooster (and hens) I couldn't resist adding a few Australorps. I have been wanting to order some for a while to broaden my little flock. The yellow chicks are 2 white rocks I also ordered.....
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post #105 of 1037 Old 04-04-2012, 05:43 PM
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We lost one of the favorite chickens to a coyote in broad daylight yesterday. My girls are heartbroken, the neighbor's kids are going to try and hunt down the coyote today.

ugh... I spent several hours trying to find the rest of the chickens, they were all huddled up and shaking in the goat house, guess the thought it would be a safe place to hide.
I lost several this year to Coyotes - in the broad daylight - including my rooster, Shiner Bock.

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Oh No!!! He was so lovely!

You can have this guy!

We are now calling him The Reaper. He attacked my poor kid, she was gathering eggs and I was cleaning out their waterer when I heard bloody murder screams coming from the coop! I had just checked it for snakes, fed the chickens a bunch of cut grass to keep them busy while she was in there, so I had a heart attack running across the yard to get to her! Poor kid's legs were torn up, one scratch was so bad it had a bruise around it! Healed up now but REALLY had to watch it for infection.
So I'll ship him to you for free if you are interested! LOL!
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post #107 of 1037 Old 04-05-2012, 04:43 PM
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Wow, that shot makes him look kinda evil lol
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post #108 of 1037 Old 04-05-2012, 04:57 PM
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I used to have a small flock of chickens-really liked the colored eggs. I had roosters that helped the hens to find good hiding places & they seemed proud of their babies. I want to have chickens again , but need to build good predator safe housing first.
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post #109 of 1037 Old 04-09-2012, 02:49 PM
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ok question guys. when do i go about introducing my chicks the the flock? and how? i only have 1 coop. so i can't pen the up side by side. other then that my chickens free roam. we just put them in the coop at night. the chicks are pretty well feathered. it does dip in the 40s at night. so not sure if the temperatures are ready yet. when we did take the chicks out a while back to walk around, our big brahma rooster came and picked them up by the head and was running off with them. not sure if he was trying to breed them? or being agressive of protective, but we got them away quick! our litle cochin rooster was the most attentive to them. he was herding them around. and our hen doesn't care she is just up the brahma roosters bum. lol


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ok question guys. when do i go about introducing my chicks the the flock? and how? i only have 1 coop. so i can't pen the up side by side. other then that my chickens free roam. we just put them in the coop at night. the chicks are pretty well feathered. it does dip in the 40s at night. so not sure if the temperatures are ready yet. when we did take the chicks out a while back to walk around, our big brahma rooster came and picked them up by the head and was running off with them. not sure if he was trying to breed them? or being agressive of protective, but we got them away quick! our litle cochin rooster was the most attentive to them. he was herding them around. and our hen doesn't care she is just up the brahma roosters bum. lol
It doesn't sound like your chicks are ready yet. Both for the night time temps yet and maturity level. Your Brahma rooster was being aggressive because the new chicks were foreign. It is common for established chickens to attack new chickens, even if they are the same size or age.

On the rare occasion that I have had to seperate a hen for whatever reason (injury or hatching eggs) whenever they are re-introduced the flock acts like she is an intruder they have never seen and attacks.

Here is how I introduce new birds/older chicks no matter age or size.
Once I feel chicks are old enough and know how to run for cover, I will pen them next to the existing birds for several weeks first. If that can't be done, enclose them in a safe temporary little pen or rabbit cage within the chicken yard or coop or area.
This allows the existing flock to get used to seeing them and to learn that they are not a threat. Most chickens will not accept new chickens, even though they are still chickens, without an adjustment period.
(Same with ducks, turkeys, guineas, or whatever new bird.)

After everyone seems to ingnore everyone else, I wait until it is darm and all the birds have roosted for the night, then slip the new birds onto the roosts with the other birds. When everyone "wakes up" in the morning the new birds are there as if they have always been there.

However, close supervision is still needed as the hierarchy has been disrupted and much squabbling will ensue, sometimes for days. Make sure the new ckicks have a place where they can get away from the bigger chickens
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