Hello from Brisbane, Qld!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by alecia86, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. alecia86

    alecia86 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 29, 2012
    Hi everyone! I am alecia, and my partner and I have recently a acquired a chicken (hen). He brought her home late one night after finding her in his parents backyard. We have eventually decided to keep her, and have bought her a chicken coop to live in. (It's a metre high, by 1.7 long, with a little room in it which is dark and has a nesting box and rods for her to perch on.

    We had to get something sturdy because she seems to be an escape artist. In the 3 days we had her originally, she escaped twice. We were lucky to find her! So we shipped her off to my Nan's house, where she was setup for chickens. We went to pick her up yesterday (once we had the coop), to find her missing again! Thankfully she was at the neighbour's house (eating a toad)' and eventually managed to get her to come back (eventually is the key word, because they have dogs and I was too scared to go in their yard, so we had to convince her the pellets we had were better than the toad she was quite obviously enjoying.)

    So now she is home, and I am so happy that she is back. We seriously know very little about chickens, so it's going to be interesting but hopefully google will be able to help me through it!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Get her a friend or two from your Nan. She will love the company.
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I agree with Sourland. Chickens are social creatures and she'll enjoy having a friend. If you have questions try our onsite "chicken google" aka the advanced search bar just below the brown bar on top. Type in key words and you'll find lots of threads and discussions on any chicken related topic you can think off! Enjoy the site!
  4. alecia86

    alecia86 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 29, 2012
    Thank you both :) We plan to get her a friend, just have to find one and not too sure where to look. Nan thinks she's roughly 12 weeks old, because she still has a fluffy bum, and lays little eggs (46g). She suggests I get another chicken roughly the same age so that they make good companions for each other. Nan only has 5 chickens of her own, so I can't pinch hers :)
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    If she's laying she must be at least 18-20 weeks old, or older. Hens always have fluffy bums [​IMG] If you can get a POL (point of lay) pullet to keep her company you should be O.K.
  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2012
    SW Ohio
    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined. Cute intro
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG][​IMG]from Illinois
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] from California!
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, alecia86, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Sounds like folks who have already responded have given you some great advice so I'll just say best of luck and happy new year!
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009

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