Arizona Wild Chickens

Wunderpus

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Oct 7, 2014
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Hello all, first time posting on this site!

I'm moving into a neighborhood which has approx. 500 wild chickens that roam it. They are protected as well. I have always wanted to own chickens, but have always lived in condos. My question is- if I build a coop in my backyard (where they roam) will some of them nest there permanently? Sorry, my chicken knowledge is not very good, haha. Thanks again for your help!
 

sourland

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If you provide feed, water and a protected area where they can nest, they may very well 'adopt' you.
 

Wunderpus

Hatching
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Oct 7, 2014
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sourland, thank you for your reply! I assume if I feed them properly, their eggs will be good to eat? Also, if down the road I decide to set up my own coop, would it be advised to not let mine socialize with the wild ones, for fear of disease etc?
 

valvanderbeak

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Oct 12, 2014
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It can never hurt to be cautious of other birds hanging out with your flock. If your flock gets a fatal disease, chances are it came from other birds.

Where are the wild chickens? I have heard there a few places around Phoenix and Gilbert that have chickens running around at large. We are in Tempe.
 

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