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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chick-Grandma, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. Chick-Grandma

    Chick-Grandma In the Brooder

    Aug 16, 2016
    Just moved n, previous owners gave their horse, goat and chickens to the neighbors. Horse is all good, goat ran away the next day and the chickens came back to the coop here. I am a 54 yo city girl, from Chicago now in rural Tennessee. Thoughts of Red wasps, brown recluse and black widows are keeping me awake at night. So I have 1 hen and a rooster in a large coop...rooming with the above "friends". I don't think the hen has moved much, shes sitting on a load of eggs. I cleaned up a handful of bad eggs already. Spread some fresh shavings and poopy-scooped what I could reach without being attacked by the "friends". Keeping tbem fed and watered. I don't want to even go out there...need baby step guidence please

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Chick-Grandma, and :welcome. Happy you joined us! I think your critters are fortunate to have you. Here's a link you might check out. It's the Learning Center and will give you a ton of A to Z information on raising chickens. Good luck and thanks for joining! :)
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens
  4. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    Hi and [​IMG]

    As redsoxs said, the Learning Center is an awesome resource with tons of information. If you ever have any questions, always feel free to ask-- I'm sure anyone here would be happy to help.

    Thanks for joining us and good luck! [​IMG]
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Welcome to BYC. You seem to have an interesting introduction to the world of chicken keeping! The links you have been given should help you, but feel free to ask any questions along the way.

    Best wishes
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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