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Hello. New to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bender, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. bender

    bender In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2017
    I'm Belynda and I found a stray chicken about a 2 months ago. Found her? Owners and they didn't want her back and wanted all his chickens gone so we kept her until my MIL could take it last weekend. They introduced 4 other chickens and yesterday she came back to my house after the other chickens attacked her. I hope to learn a lot about chicken care.

  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Belynda [​IMG] Welcome!

    It sounds like you have a keeper. Do you have a coop and run for her or is she a house chicken?

    If she is a house chicken, you might be interested in this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/299187/people-with-house-chickens

    Best wishes to you and your girl.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your girl, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  3. bender

    bender In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2017
    Thank you. I'd love to have her in the house but the dog would kill her. I don't have a coop yet since this wasn't planned but I've been shopping. She's in a dog crate and I've been letting her out daily.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Belynda and welcome to BYC. I'd strongly suggest getting hold of a couple more chickens of roughly the same age, once you have built your coop. Chickens are social animals and thrive in their own company.

    Best wishes
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Belynda - hope you will enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Howdy from Kansas, Belinda, and :welcome! Great to have you with us! Best wishes to you and your chicken! :cd

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