Chicken Observer

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Space_Elf, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. Space_Elf

    Space_Elf New Egg

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    So, I don't own chickens and I'm not really keen on livestock. I am an informal observer of a particular flock of chickens.

    Here's the story:

    A few decades ago a farmer had some chickens (40 give or take a few?). At some point he left or died and the chickens were abandoned to find their own way. Times changed and the farm is long gone. There's a busy intersection with a gas station, a shopping center, a Walgreen's, and a Peet's Coffee. The descendants (dunno how long chickens live) tend to hang out at the pharmacy and cafe where there are some bushes and people leave food and water for them. In fact, they're kind of an attraction.

    I like to watch them and it gets me thinking. How long will the flock last? How many chickens do you need to avoid inbreeding? And many more. Anyways, I thought this forum might have answers or advice for me. Plus, you're the ones most likely to understand my... Hobby? Of chicken watching.
     
  2. WhiteWyan

    WhiteWyan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh you definitely have to post pictures. And as long as they are fed and have a safe place to go I don't see how they couldn't survive for a few more decades at least.
     
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  3. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Flock Master

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    This is going to be good. Definitely need pictures.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. It's not a question I've ever pondered and it's a little too early in the morning to even consider :D I guess time will tell, and you'll know better than the rest of us :)
     
  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Flock Master Premium Member

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    Howdy:welcome
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  6. blackdust951

    blackdust951 Ostrich egg

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    :welcome hello :frow and welcome to backyard chickens!were so happy you've decided to join us :yesss: :ya I hope you enjoy you're time here.:)
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    :welcome
     
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  8. staceyj

    staceyj Flock Master

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    Be careful there:gig
    You might wind up with a flock!
    You certainly seem to have come down with the first couple of symptoms:
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    And signing up here! :lau
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    Yes please! Post pictures!

    One of our members became friends with an abandoned flock outside her workplace.
    She was so inspired, she set to work building them a home! (I'm talking about @KettermanHillCoop ) it's a great thread.
    And they're living happily ever after!
     
  9. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Flock Master Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya
     
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  10. Hope Hughes

    Hope Hughes Flock Master Premium Member

    Hello:frow
    Welcome to BYC!!
    So glad to have you here!!
    Thanks for sharing your story!!
    There are maany people on here that are ready to help in anyway they can!
    The learning center also has alot of great information on it as well!
    Enjoy!:wee
     
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