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Gainesville, FL: 3 6 week old chicks (Sultan, Lavender Orp, and Gold Lace Polish) + 6 month old Belgian Bearded bantam hen

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Hi folks, I'm a long-time reader, first time poster.

 

I am located in rural Florida, outside Gainesville. Due to safety concerns with regard to the level of care they will receive after I leave, I need to rehome one beautiful and extremely friendly 6mo Bearded Belgian D'Uccle bantam hen, and three 6 week old chicks: Lavender Orpington, Sultan, and Gold Lace Polish. The sex of the chicks is indeterminate to me at this age, but here are some photos.

 

Three babies out for a field trip to the gazebo

 

Little Polish tranced out on my lap, making sleep-tweets

 

Babies on my lap about a week ago

 

Beans visiting inside

 

Beans looking florescent in my lap under flash photography

 

I have been hand raising the three chicks in my bedroom (with a near 24-hour human presence, since I work from home) since they arrived as day-olds, and all of them are tame, charming and healthy. The Sultan arrived from the hatchery with a slightly bent toe. I kept an eye on it, but it does not seem to affect her running or walking or grooming in the least. The Lavender is already extremely human-bonded and actively seeks me out to hop on my hands or shoulder, sleep in my lap, etc. The Polish is high strung as Polish always are, but has been handled gently every day and is happy eating from hands and perching/socializing if you make allowances for the Polish personality. The Sultan is a fluffy little darling. Not as forward as the Lavender, but not fearful like the Polish. They are eating a variety of treats with gusto, have access to grit, and have been on a chick crumble diet with electrolyte-boosted water since they arrived. The bantam hen is named Beans, and she is an absolute doll. She is about 4-6mos, hasn't started laying yet, and loves sitting in laps, on shoulders, and petting. She is extremely beautiful. In short, they appear to be in perfect health with excellent personalities.

 

I need to rehome these birds, preferably all of them, before the 25th of September. I cannot ship or deliver, because I am without a car and miles away from the nearest post office. I would take them away with me but I'm only visiting, and have no land for them back home. 

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I'm bumping this as the situation has become urgent. I'm leaving the day after tomorrow and the feather-picking has started on the little Polish. I do not trust the people here to be able to properly medicate or supervise this situation.

post #3 of 7
Ship to Indiana I'll take them all
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Originally Posted by GainesvilleGal View Post
 

I'm bumping this as the situation has become urgent. I'm leaving the day after tomorrow and the feather-picking has started on the little Polish. I do not trust the people here to be able to properly medicate or supervise this situation.

Post on the Florida thread. You may have better luck.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/305793/florida-always-sunny-side-up/15620#post_15870516

post #5 of 7
I would take the six moth old hen.

my number is 352-727-1481

work 3523334156 until 3pm

thanks,
Katie
post #6 of 7

Hello,

 

I wish I would have seen this last month.  If there is still a dire need I live in Central Florida also and will take all.  I will drive to acquire if needed (I am approx. 60 miles south).

 

Send message to my e-mail as I do not get on this site much (in school full time--I am middle aged, not young) and I have two hens I have raised since 1 week old and now have four new Texas A&M quail chicks getting ready to join my "herd".

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Wished seen sooner. I'll take them all i live in Williston, Fla very close to you call will pick up. 352-486-1523 Sherry4559
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