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my three little hens and how they came to be

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Hello, this is the story of how I came to own chickens. One day, my former roommates son came home and had two full grown production reds. There names were dodo and missy. He said he was going to take care of them but he didn't even have some kind of shelter for them not to mention food. So when it got to be the middle of winter he was struggling to buy food for them and keep them from getting frostbitten. So he asked me if I would take care of them for the winter and he would pay me. Well by the time I started taking care of them missy had already passed on😞. So dodo was the only one left. I got her through the winter and then that spring my former roommates son comes home with a rooster. I was beyond mad. I told him that the rooster needs more than one hen because he could accidentally kill dodo. Needless to say he didn't listen to me. So now I had to take care of The rooster and the hen. He had named the rooster psycho because he was really aggressive and kept trying to attack me. Eventually he calmed down and I could even pick him up and pet him. Then spring turns to summer and my former roommates landlord said that we could have the chickens but we had to get rid of the coop because it was "ugly". So then they had to stay under the porch for a while til I could figure out what I was going to do about getting them a new coop. Then summer turned to fall and I still didn't have a coop for them. So I talked with my mother and father and they said they would buy me a coop but it had to be cheap. So I went and looked on Craigslist and amazon and I found a prefab coop for $180 so my mom ordered it for me and when it arrived I thought it was going to be a big one that I could walk into. I was sadly mistaken. Me and DH put it together and it was so small and cramped i didn't think that dodo and psycho would fit. Well they did just barely and now they at least had shelter for the winter. Now last winter that coop was so drafty and not well ventilated that my too got frostbite. I tried my hardest to heal him but he eventually died. Then dodo was all by herself again. Fast forward to this so called "winter" and now dodo has two new companions. An RIR named brownie and a white leghorn named snowball. I still have the same coop but I plan on building a new one this spring and I'll still keep it for a quarantine coop. When I do build a new one I am going to get an EE, a buff orpington and either an australorp or a speckled Sussex.
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Edited by dodochick92 - 2/29/16 at 6:55am
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Its funny how we can "inherit" these critters, huh?   Good for you though.   I'm glad your landlord let you keep them.   Enjoy your new ones too, when you get them!    :thumbsup

mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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I sure will!😊 I'm going to do a coop page when we start building.
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