Hello, everyone. My name is Arturo. I live in Vallejo California and am the proud poppa of 4 Ameraucana's. I decided since I have 4, to name them after the Golden Girls. Blanche, Sophia, Rose and Dorothy.
My partner and I have been talking about getting chickens for a while now but never pulled the trigger. I started researching what it actually takes to raise back yard chickens and at first it was a bit overwhelming. So we decided to move slowly and when the time came, it came.
Cut to a few months later, a friend was going to pick up chickens for herself and a friend. There was some sort of communication situation and my friend ended up with 4 extra chickens. She called me, since she knew I was thinking about getting some. I said no at first, but I talked to my partner about it and we decided that if we could find a cheap coop, and set up an area in the back yard we would take them.
I immediately began searching high and low. We found one an hour south, and went to pick it up. prepped it and the rest is history. We have had them for about a week now and I think we have worked out all the kinks. The have a couple of perches and I even made a DYI feeder. Im soaking up as much info as I can and I reference this site often.
Im still trying to figure out all of their little noises...