Hello! New member from Los Angeles

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Adri122, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Adri122

    Adri122 Hatching

    Aug 14, 2011
    Hello everyone [​IMG]

    I am the proud new owner of a couple of orphaned chickens and came across this site several times while searching for "Chicken 101" info. Looks like a great and very useful site!

    I inherited my 2 hens in an odd way - a neighbor's gardener had too many chickens to handle, and asked the neighbor if they wanted a couple of them (they already have a few). They declined, but unfortunately instead of taking them back, the gardener decided to dump the chickens in my horse pasture a couple of days ago. Fortunately they had many bugs to munch on, and in the meantime I ran down to the feed store and bought a coop and some feed. I had been thinking of getting chickens anyway, so it looks like they pretty much fell from the sky! I guess I asked and received.

    They seem to be adjusting pretty quickly, but I understand they were raised without much interaction, and kept in a coop at all times. They do seem to enjoy wandering the pasture now though [​IMG] And they are getting more comfortable coming closer and even eating treats from my hand.

    So, long story short... I'm a total newbie! Glad to have found what seems to be a great community here.

    Aleppo Farms

  2. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

    May 22, 2010
    Planet Earth
  3. ReadySetGo

    ReadySetGo In the Brooder

    Aug 12, 2011
    Congratulations on your new chicks! Hopefully thet will have a better life with you. And [​IMG]
  4. Quote:Welcome to Back Yard Chickens! I'm warning you though, it is terribly addictive!!! I never dreamed a blog could be so informative, fun, uplifting, and yes - addictive! Don't get discouraged on the learning curve here. It can be a little over-whelming! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

  5. Adri122

    Adri122 Hatching

    Aug 14, 2011
    Thanks for the warm welcome [​IMG]

    Forgot to mention - we're pretty sure the chickens are a Barred Rock and a Rhode Island Red - we named em Mc and Nugget!

  6. Quote:Nice looking hens! Really cute names [​IMG]
  7. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Songster

    May 27, 2009
    Santa Cruz,CA
    welcome to the addiction of the rest of your life!!!! [​IMG]

  8. parkerpeeps7

    parkerpeeps7 Chirping

    Aug 8, 2011
    Hello & welcome!! Sounds like they will be happier with you! [​IMG]
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    [​IMG] from Kansas, Adri122! Happy to have you on the site! [​IMG] Sounds like your chickens have found a good home! [​IMG]

  10. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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