First let me thank everyone in advance for all the help I know I'm going to need!
My name is Courtney and I am brand new to the country life, chickens and to Florida!
My husband and I just moved from a tiny village in Upstate New York - where you could see into your neighbor's house and through it to their neighbor - to a 3-acre rural setting in Marion County, Florida. It's all new to me! Lizards, fleas, snakes, hot weather, septics, wells, hawks, owls, and a boar that chased me from the back pond to my driveway!!
I could go on but you get the idea!
When we bought the property a month ago it came with a coop & run and 7 chickens. They looked crowded and miserable so I decided to give 5 to my mother-in-law and keep 2 - a RIR and an Austrolorp -much more manageable.
Having zero chicken knowledge I started searching the internet and found this site! It has been an invaluable source of inspiration and information. The girls now have better bedding, a dust bath with DE for the mites, a treat ball, fresh greens every day, a new feeder and waterer (nipple style that stays clean!) Spoiled already. Next up: a new coop! Look for me on that forum soon . . . .