I was introduced to the world of chickens when my husband and I moved into a house in southern California a little over a year ago and it came with 4 hens. Alas, we lost our Rhode Island red when she developed a tumor (and I actually took her to a vet and had her euthanized) a few months ago. So now the hens consist of an Ameraucauna, a black marans and a grey marans. I know nothing about keeping chickens except what I've learned from you guys so - THANKS!
A friend who breeds exotics had a few "extras" he needed to place and I got a gray junglefowl girl, a juvie male golden pheasant
And then a friend called to say a weird bird showed up in her garage. aaaand...now Chuk the chukar spends the day admiring his/her reflection in the sliding glass door
Welcome to Eleanor's home for wayward fowl!
We've expanded our coop massively and I have a netted in yard-space. So what shall I get next? (FYI I'm a zookeeper who has worked with birds for years but have never kept them at home - this is an invaluable resource)