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Yesterday, my fiance found two random chickens at his place of work. He works on a 300+ acre ranch in Southern California so he believes they were dropped off or escaped from somewhere. They are friendly and were easily caught. We actually have a coop that was built years ago but never used. From my google search, they look like black silkies? One is smaller and a larger one that is definitely a rooster haha (very vocal) but super friendly. I have no idea how old they are or if they have been cared for properly. Are there certain vaccines needed and how often? Will the hen lay eggs? They seem very attached to each other. I'm trying to make them comfortable....should I be doing anything else???

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! How nice of you to take these chickens in! The learning centre has a great section on getting started which I'm sure you will find very helpful ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens It has articles on all the things you need to know to keep your new birds happy, safe and healthy.

Wishing you the very best of luck. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly.

Enjoy BYC frow.gif
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:welcome I also highly recommend the Learning Center. Good luck to you!

Elizabeth

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:welcome

 

Good luck with your new "accidental" chickens.

 

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! How nice of you to take these chickens in! The learning centre has a great section on getting started which I'm sure you will find very helpful ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens It has articles on all the things you need to know to keep your new birds happy, safe and healthy.

Wishing you the very best of luck. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly.

Enjoy BYC frow.gif

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I think it was meant to be  -  if you posted a photo we could tell if they are really silkies or not.   Silkie females tend to go broody often  - which means they want to sit on their eggs and hatch out the chicks.  Since she has a rooster with her, that may likely happen.   Silkies are not the best layers  but they are docile and very popular especially with kids.

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:welcome - good luck with your unplanned chicken keeping adventure.

 

All the best

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