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Red the Hen!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by renniered, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. renniered

    renniered New Egg

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    Hello,

    We have adopted a rescue chicken! She was being attacked by her flock and was hiding away when she was given to us.

    We live on the road working renaissance faires, and are a couple of serious chicken enthusiasts!! Have raised chickens on an organic farm at one of our locations in New York. We have been wanting to raise them again for a while now, but were quite surprised when our new friend arrived this morning!

    Her name is Red, and she's a little beat up! but she seems to be adjusting to her new home. We're just finishing her new coop renovation now, so pictures of that to come!

    Any advice is welcome on keeping a solo chicken, not the best for socializing but as was said, she sort of fell in our lap!!

    excited and happy family here,
    -renniered

    p.s. we posted in the injured chicken section to discuss her injuries.
     
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm glad you were able to rescue Red and I hope she has a full recovery very soon. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with Red.
     
  3. renniered

    renniered New Egg

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    we built her a happy home...!
     
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  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Cute coop! Be careful when using chicken wire though. Predators can easily reach through and tear a chicken's head off through the big gaps. Try and use hardware cloth instead.

    Hope she recovers fully!
     
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  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you took her in. Glad you joined us.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Mountain Peeps X2 You need to cover that chicken wire with hardware cloth. Predators will rip that stuff completely apart and eat your bird in no time. Always always use hardware cloth.

    But it sounds like you are giving her a lovely life!! If you keep a solitary bird, you will need to spend a lot of time with her every day. Birds are very social and need each other. So you will need to take the place of a flock.

    Good luck and we do welcome you to our flock!
     
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  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X3 on hardware cloth. Not only are there a lot of predators that can tear through chicken wire, but there are others than can squeeze through the openings in the mesh and make short work of your chickens. Hardware cloth has saved many chicken owners a lot of tears.
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Welcome to Backyard chickens. Lone chickens tend to make good housepets. In case you are interested, there is a very good thread on BYC called "People with house chickens."
     
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  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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