Inherited a laying hen, Oakdale, CA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BakerHens2006, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. BakerHens2006

    BakerHens2006 New Egg

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    Hi Everyone,
    My husband was given a 1977 Ford Truck, his intention was to tow it home, fix it up and use it for a ranch truck. The bed was filled with old tires and much to his surprise, when he was unloading the bed of the truck, we had a hen laying on eggs. So, now I am inspired by her and decided to undertake the project of turning an old wooden playhouse into a coop. She has been free ranging on the property since her arrival and the eggs we not live. I can't seem to get her into the coop, any suggestions? Also I would like to get several other hens for eggs. I can't seem to locate anything but a Rhoade Island Red, any suggestions. I would like pullets not chicks.... I found all the information on this website great... any and all suggestions for help are appreciated.
    T Baker
     
  2. kellysmall87

    kellysmall87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The idea is to physically pick her up and lock her in coup every night until she gets the point. Get her to come to you with mealworms or sweetcorn and then grab her! Lol!
     
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  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Well, that's an interesting way to become a chicken owner [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
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    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good luck. :thumbsup
     
  9. BakerHens2006

    BakerHens2006 New Egg

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    Thank you....
     
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