Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BunnyTheChicky, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. BunnyTheChicky

    BunnyTheChicky In the Brooder

    Jun 15, 2017
    I currently have one hen. Her name is Bunny, and her breed is Easter Egger but she's probably a mix between several breeds. She had a sister, named Kitty, that was a Golden Sex Link. But unfortunately during the night a few months ago, they were attacked by something and she died. I received both hens as a birthday present since I had been begging for them. They were about 3 days old at the time. I'm hoping to get a young chick soon, so she won't be lonely. I live in the Orange County area in Southern California and the law only allows for 2 hens, so I won't be able to get a flock. My profile picture is Bunny at about a week or so of age. She is a little more than a year old now(she was born on Star Wars day) but she hasn't been laying consistently. I've been trying to make her less stressed, etc, so that might change. She lives in a coop(it's not really a coop, it's one of those baby/dog pens with 2 plastic boards covering the top) most of the time, and sometimes I let her free range during the day. I know it's not the ideal situation but it's the best I can do. It's placed in the shade of a tree. I feed her leftover cooked rice, grass, and crushed shells, I also give fruit and vegetable peel. I should be feeding her hen crumbles but her old bag rotted(water got in) and I haven't found the time to go to the feed store. I used to use Purina but if anyone knows a better brand, let me know. I also have a cat also a year old and she's actually scared of Bunny rather than the other way around, so there's no problems with that. I'm sure I'll learn a lot from this site. Thank you for reading this long introduction!
  2. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Crossing the Road

    Apr 28, 2015
    Jefferson County, MO

    Sorry you lost Kitty. Please do get to the store so Bunny gets the nutrients she needs from food actually made for chickens.
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  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Howdy! Glad you joined our flock. Chicks grow fast and if not fed properly they will quickly show signs of illness. Good luck!
  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and welcome to BYC. I'd recommend getting another pullet as a pal for your existing bird.

    Best wishes
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please do get proper feed for her, what you are giving her in no way meets her nutritional needs.
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    So glad you could join our community! Definitely get her on some poultry feed. Chickens have very high demands for nutrients and when they don't get what they need, they draw from their bodies.

    Good luck with your girl and welcome to our roost! :)
  7. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

    Dec 21, 2007
    Welcome! Let's see a picture of Bunny! I love Easter Eggers :D

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