We have a number of chickens we need to find homes for before winter arrives. We don't have the money to keep the amount we have now, and I'd rather not just eat them all, butchering them has gotten to be very stressful for my family. You can pick and choose which one(s) you want. They are all healthy, some of them are tame.
Perhaps not the most handsome of chickens, but the first one up is Flo (he was suppose to be a girl). He was (and still is) part of my breeding flock but I have younger roosters to replace him. While he isn't the tamest of birds (he is a real faster runner) he is a great, protective, healthy, and active rooster. He is better at flying and running than other silkies, and so a better forager. He's the naked-necked variety and is breeder quality. He's around 2 years old.
Secondly is Bubs, a four month old standard Buff Brahma from Murray McMurray. He's also a rooster and has never been the friendliest of birds, but he isn't aggressive either and loves to come and eat treats. Like the other chickens on our farm, he was raised around dogs and cats and is a good forager.
The handsome Long-legs is next, a cochin that doesn't quite look like a cochin. He's silver-laced but has incredibly long legs and a long neck with a small tail. He is also 4 months and also from McMurray. He was raised with Bubs and has a similar attitude, neither aggressive nor that friendly. However, he would make a good rooster for a free ranging flock. He is standard in size.
If you think Long-legs has legs that are long, you should take a look at Vick. His legs are so long he will lay down to eat food off the ground. He is a rare variety of the Plymouth Rock, a Silver Pencile, and has gorgeous feathers to go with it. He would make a good meat bird (I don't mind if they are used for meat as long as it is done humanely) as well as a good rooster. At our flock he is low in the pecking order, so the poor guy is bullied a lot. He's going to be huge when he grows up though. He is also 4 months old.
Up next is what I call the Twilight bantams. In the future, when I have breeding pens set up, I plan to turn this mix into a pure-breed laying bantam. However, for the time being I have no use for three roosters. Only one is really for sale, unless people don't mind the other two guys highly aggressive nature. They were very tame and sweet when young, loved to snuggle under my shirt, so you could always give them a try. They are part Silver Duckwing OEGB and part Golden Sebright. They are between 2 and 3 months old I think. They are excellent foragers, and I've found sebrights and sebright mixes to be good egg layers, though these happen to be boys so that doesn't matter. : )
This trio was a test run of a cross-breed bantam I am making called Dalmatians. For now we don't have the room or money to keep so many roosters. Little Sigh is the white one without spots. His mother was a Red Pyle OEGB and his father was probably one of my Dalmatian roosters. He is very small and while skittish, loves to cuddle under your shirt, perch on your shoulder or knee, and forage next to you in the grass. Either he goes alone or you can take him with his siblings, Dude (the black and white spotted bantam rooster) or Santos (the Silver-duckwing x silkie mix). Dude and Santos are very friendly, I've handled them since they were just minutes old. I'm not sure if Santos is a boy or a girl yet, because his/her comb is not single.
They are just 2 or 3 weeks old.
And finally my sebrights. I am selling a pair of them and keeping one rooster for my breeding project. Spock is staying, but unfortunately his sister, Diamond, has a slightly crooked beak. It hasn't caused feeding problems at all, but I don't want to pass on those genetics. I also don't need two roos so I'm giving away her brother, Linnaeus with her, or separate if preferred. They were parent raised by a silkie, and so are not tame in the least. However, they are surprisingly winter hardy, good layers, good broodies, fast growing, and great foragers.
They came from McMurray and are around 4-6 weeks of age. They were raised around cats, have learned to avoid hawks (we lost one chicken to a hawk and the others learned very fast), and associate people with food.
Wow, that was a long post!!
Anyone interested in one or more of these birds, feel free to contact me. We are willing to drive 2 hours for them, so if you live 4 hours away we can meet half way in between. We are near Marysville in Ohio.
Thank you so much for any responses!
Edited by GitaBooks - 10/7/15 at 7:24pm