Chicken Newbie Here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MCArt20, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. MCArt20

    MCArt20 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 22, 2016
    Hi I live in Portland Oregon, and I have two chickens, a bared rock and Rhode Island Red.
    I have had them @ 1.5 Monthes. I kind of inherited them from friends,which I am thrilled about.....but have some questions about things going on.....I think having only two possibly creates some issues with hierarchy, but definitely suburban living, so I only want two right now. We have two dogs and a third temporarily living with us, though he may stay from time to time.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]. Pleased you joined us. Chickens are social creatures and a solo bird is a sad bird so it's good that you have two. I know I've read a ton of posts about people with only a pair of birds and they seem to get along okay. There is pecking order if there is two or twenty so I think your two will sort out who is the leader and the other who is less dominant. They should get along fine once this is determined. Good luck to you!
  3. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Hello from South Dakota and Welcome to the backyard chickens flock! [​IMG][​IMG]
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please keep an eye on the dogs, chasing chickens is hard to resist .
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best

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