- Mar 11, 2008
Hi. I rescued a hen about 6 months about...was told she looks like a gamehen(whatever that is). She wasn't old enough to lay eggs when I got her, but about a week ago she started laying eggs. Yay! I was so excited. The eggs are tiny and brownish. Anyway, since I've gotten her she is outside in a small bunny run during part of the day(her large coop is just about finished) and at night she has free run of the laundry room and before I go to bed she sleeps in her large dog crate. This seems to work well and she loves her routine. I've been reading about how chickens poop a lot at night but this doesn't seem to be true with mine. In fact she doesn't go to the bathroom in her crate at night, she waits until I take her out in the morning. I was thinking about getting a baby chick from the feed store so that she could have a friend(as she loves, loves to be in front of the mirror). Would it be safe to put the baby chick with her? I know that I would have to slowly introduce them to each other but I don't want my chicken to hurt the little one. Also does it matter what kind of chick I buy? I have tons of questions but see that I've rambled on long enough so if any one can help me out with that I would be gratefull. Thanks all!