Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hayzi8, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. hayzi8

    hayzi8 New Egg

    Sep 18, 2010
    I am new to the forum.
    I have always wanted chickens and have been bugging my husband for a long time now to agree with me that chickens would be a great addition to our family... Yesterday a hen showed up in our yard and didn't leave. We live in a heavily wooded area right new to conservation land so there are a lot of wild animals everywhere, including big healthy coyotes, so as it grew late in the day, I scooped her up, put her in a cat carrier and drove everywhere in my neighborhood looking for her home. By dark I put her in my garage, feed her water and chicken food (donated by a friend with pet chickens who is away on vacation and doesn't want to add a foreign chicken to her group). The hen roosted all night high up on a scrap wood pile and seemed quite content... I was told to let her out this morning and that she would eventually find her way home. So I did and she has not left my yard. Obviously I can't leave her out if she doesn't leave tonight... but any ideas on what to do??? Is it a bit premature to begin building a chicken coop? lol How do I go about finding her owners????
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Post a found add on Craigslist.

    Maybe someone you mentioned chickens to decided to give you one???
  3. CountryRoosterUSA

    CountryRoosterUSA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like you might be a " new chicken owner "[​IMG]
  4. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] sounds like she is trying to adopt you.......I would put up some flyers. If no one claims her and you can't find the owner I would either keep her and get her a couple of buddies or try to find her a home...
  5. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC from The Pampered Pullets Farm in Central Florida

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