Just starting in Blue Diamond, Nevada

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bdchicks, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. bdchicks

    bdchicks New Egg

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    We've been wanting chickens, but not doing much about it. Neighbors told me about two chickens in the wash (near a source of water) they'd seen on a walk. The assumption was that someone had abandoned them. I walked down, and indeed, there were two full grown chickens making the very most of the expression "free range." I came home, rustled up a cat carrier, my husband, and a fish net :) to catch some chickens. Well . . . quite a few desert bushes later and quickly giving up on the net, two hens were in the carrier and on their way to their new home. (I posted a note on a tree too because someone had been feeding them I think -- I didn't want the coyotes to get them.)
    I don't know what they are . . . no eggs, seem happy and healthy (except for alot of chicken poop on and around vents -- may be getting better).
    I thought I was going to lose one yesterday to a friend's chihuaha she just let loose in the yard without letting me know, but the hen's just missing some tail feathers.
    So Charlotte and Emily, the Bronte sisters, are in a makeshift coop (pallets, plywood, and a roost) for the night, free ranging during the day, until my husband gets the coop and run built. AND . . . I've got the schedule for chick deliveries at our local farm store.
    (Blue Diamond is a small community about 30 minutes outside of Vegas)
    I'm really grateful for this site!
    Serrin
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, bdchicks, and [​IMG]! Happy to have you here! Great story on how you became a chicken owner. Good luck to you and have fun!
     
  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC. And what a neat story about catching the Bronte sisters. Best wishes for their health
     
  7. thasista

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    What a great story!

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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Serrin, good job on the chicken rescue. Welcome to BYC.
     
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