Neighbors hen hatched 15 chicks in our holly bush

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by desertlea, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. desertlea

    desertlea Just Hatched

    Mar 1, 2017
    Hi. On December 10th my husband found a hen sitting on 15 chicks in the holly bush up next to our house. It had snowed some and he was shoveling when he heard the peep peep peeps coming from the bush. We were thrust into the world of chickens and have been carrying for the lot. We have no coop yet and neither of us knows much of anything about chickens. We are now chicken smitten, but totally unprepared. Been reading a ton and have managed to keep them alive so far.
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I hope that the resources and members here can continue to help you.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Oh how fun..glad you found them.

    There are a lot of sites on coops, feeding..lots..go to the learning center above.

  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    Aaaw, that is a sweet story .. their mumma obviously knew that your property was a good place to have some help raising her babies!

    Best wishes to you all.

    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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  5. desertlea

    desertlea Just Hatched

    Mar 1, 2017
    Thanks so much for the friendly welcome. This has been a challenge, but they are so cute and cuddly. I have lots of questions and need support. I feel better already!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Make yourself at home here and always feel free to ask questions!
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, desertlea, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! That's an amazing story - glad you and your husband were there for care for those chicks. BYC is here to help with any questions you might have! Good luck on your chicken parenting and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard chickens! Glad you joined us, hope you enjoy it here as much as I have! :frow


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