Hello from Marilyn and me.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ibe-1chick, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Ibe-1chick

    Ibe-1chick In the Brooder

    Jun 16, 2019
    Hello and glad I found this site! I woke up one morning about 5 weeks ago and found a baby chicken in my back yard. She hasn’t left. She is so friendly and sweet and I have enjoyed her immensely.
    Just need to learn about the chicken life and incorporate her into my already crazy life.
    I have named her Marilyn Monroe because she was beautiful and blonde.
    She is what I believe a Buff Orpington. She seems to be around 9 weeks old.
    My best guest.
    She is the sweetest little thing so far, but I haven’t gotten her a chicken coop yet. I am hoping I can make one for her. The ones for sell or extremely expensive. Right now she is in large dog cage at night and she runs free in my back yard, well rather close to the back door.
    She was attacked by a neighbors dog a couple weeks ago and she was saved just in time. She hurt her leg, but seems to get around ok, but you can tell it still bothers her.
    I believe it is the hock. I just google everything because I know nothing!! Lol
    Well I hope to learn from all of you here in this amazing website.
    Any suggestions are very much welcomed!
    Norma, Marilyn’s maid. Lol
  2. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

    Jul 31, 2018
    Catalonia, Spain
    My Coop
    Hello Ibe-1chick.
    Welcome to BYC.
    My first suggestion is get her a couple of friends.
  3. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

    Nov 5, 2018
    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us!
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  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  5. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello, Norma, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Have you looked through some of the small coop articles here on BYC? You might find something within your budget that you can build for her.
    Do you have a shed that you could convert into a coop?
    As Shad has already suggested, she needs some friends of her own kind.
    Good luck with her. I hope she makes a full recovery.
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  6. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens one alone then chicken math hits :yesss:
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  7. Callender Girl

    Callender Girl Crowing

    Sep 18, 2018
    North Central Iowa
    Sounds like Marilyn ended up in the right place! Welcome to BYC, Norma. You will be a great maid for MM, and folks on this site will be happy to help you take care of her!
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  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy Norma :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
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  9. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens. Marilyn has many needs, protection from predators: dogs, cats, fox, hawks, snakes and whatever others you have in your area. Everything Loves(to eat) chicken.

    Chickens are flock animals and do best with other chickens. She also needs to be fed
    proper chicken food - in this case maybe Grower feed(for chicks) etc.
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