I'm not a bird person at all but Dory I'm pretty sure is only a baby and she thinks I'm her mom. She spends most her time at my feet or on my lap. She's scared of her own shadow. She doesn't know how to fly to roost or get away from the cats. This is my grandmother's chicken that she acquired as a bonus chicken at an auction. To help Dory survive without my help could someone please look at the pictures I've posted of Dory and tell me anything you might know about her.
Hello all! We are newer to the central coast; transplants from WI. The house we purchased came with a very sturdy coop and enclosed run about 10x12' in total size. My parents raised meat and laying chickens, so I understand the basics of their care. But, it was a different climate in the upper midwest. We are going to start with full-size chickens instead of chicks. Two questions - 1. How many chickens would be a good fit for a 10x12' coop? 2. What advice do you for a newby?