I joined this forum because two young chickens appeared in my backyard a few days ago. In general, I like chickens. I don't know where the girls came from, but they don't have full combs yet. I put down water for them in a shallow container and they drink it. They eat discarded seeds under my birds feeder (I kind of like all birds). THey are very pleasant young ladies. I guess I should mention that I live in housing development. An oldish neighborhood without oppressive rules and no HOA. I'd love to encourage the girls to stay around - they eat a lot of bugs. There is a large evergreen bush that they hang out near. Any information or suggestions are welcome and I will get a picture of them up. Thanks.