My name is Melanie and I live in Southern California. I got two girls on Sunday. The landlord said yes to chickens, so I went and picked them up the next day! I got them from a place where they use chickens for eggs and meat, you pick a chicken and they slaughter it there... But I got two live ones for a few bucks each. They have drawbacks because of this- their beaks are clipped, they don't have any human interaction (but are more and more trusting, curious, and sweet each day), I have no idea how old they are... But the guy did say they would start laying in about a month or so. I got them layer pellets but I'm worried they might be too young for them? I'm going to find the right forums here in a second to see if anyone can guess their age and breed (my best guess is around 18-20 weeks and either New Hampshire chickens or production reds).
Anyways, here's a picture of Henrietta (darker tail feathers and on the right) and Penny (more copper colored)!