Hello! New member from Los Angeles

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

  1. Adri122

    Adri122 New Egg

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    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.

    Best,
    Adri
    Aleppo Farms
     
  2. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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  3. ReadySetGo

    ReadySetGo Out Of The Brooder

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    Congratulations on your new chicks! Hopefully thet will have a better life with you. And [​IMG]
     
  4. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 New Egg

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    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!

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  6. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome to the addiction of the rest of your life!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. parkerpeeps7

    parkerpeeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    [​IMG] from Kansas, Adri122! Happy to have you on the site! [​IMG] Sounds like your chickens have found a good home! [​IMG]
     
  10. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

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

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