Young Hens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by joycesloan, May 7, 2009.

  1. joycesloan

    joycesloan New Egg

    May 7, 2009

    My name is Joyce and I live in SE Portland. My daughter (grown with her own babies) has tried her hand at raising baby chicks.
    Last August she bought 3. They lost one early on and most recently has lost one to a visiting dog. "Ginger" seems very upset and misses her sister. Pullets are in order but to help ease the loss immediately can anyone suggest where to find young hens that might be familiar with an urban environment. They have children, cats etc. If we buy hens from Craig's List we don't know how untamed they might be. The family hens have been very friendly. We are new at raising chickens and any advice is appreciated.

  2. thatbethchick

    thatbethchick Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 22, 2008
    Harpster, Idaho
    Hello Joyce, I am sorry to hear about your daughters losses [​IMG] and hope you have luck finding the last girl a buddy. I can only suggest that you check out the Farmer's Markets (when they start, if they haven't already) as I know that in our neck of the woods, those folks often have flocks and may be able to help you. Good Luck Beth
  3. LilbitChicken

    LilbitChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    [​IMG] Hello welcome! I am new to BYC also![​IMG]
    Sorry to hear about that.[​IMG]
  4. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    Hi from California
    I heard that craigslist might. Also some breeder and hatcheries sell young pullets.
  5. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    [​IMG] from Indiana. I would buy one from Craigslist but before you introduce them, you will need to quarantine them initially to make sure the new bird is not sick.
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] Joyce and [​IMG] from S. Florida.
  8. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
  9. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    [​IMG] from VA!
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Hello Joyce! [​IMG]

    Glad to have you join us! [​IMG]

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