Hello world! After babysitting the next door neighbor's chickens, a new neighbor seems to have taken the notion of "free range" chickens a bit too literally. As far as we can tell, they have no coop or enclosure for what started out as 3 chickens, but is now only a sole survivor, Tweedy. (So named because she has stripey feathers that look like herringbone tweed.) Tweedy has staked out a nest in our donkey barn (on the side away from the donkeys, where we store the hay) and we've been enjoying fresh eggs for the last month or two. So last week my husband "popped the question" and suggested that we should set up our own coop and run and get our own chickens (possibly to provide poor Tweedy with some companionship in her wanderings and maybe take her in officially). So, the coop is on order and due to be shipped at the end of May. (Assembly said to take "only" 30 minutes - we'll see...) Meanwhile, we have proper chicken feed and water, plus "chicken treats" out for Tweedy - chopped up cheese rind, sunflower seeds, and chopped coconut. Found BYC when I noticed that the new neighbor's cat (a recent addition) was chowing down on the chicken feed. There is certainly no shortage of amusements around here! Anyhow, happy to join this community and I look forward to exchanging tips, tricks and advice with you all!