So had a girls day out with my mom today before I had to go to work. Went went to the local feed store cause we thought their big sale was today but we were a week early. So I said hey mom lets visit the local chicken farm since we are up that way anyways so we did. It's a small mom and pop type set up but the pop was super nice. We got to talking and walking as we walked around looking at the birds. He showed me what he had available for sale and I had 2 birds picked out. A female Amercuna and a Roo Welsummer.
I didn't have money on me so had to go to the closest store but before we left to go to the store we did more chatting. turns out he had been trying for 3 days to change out his starter in his truck so he could go get hay. He had been in an accident involving a horse many years before but it had left him with a slipped disc that caused nerve damage which resulted in loss of feeling in his arm. If any of you know mechanics there are 3 bolts on a starter. 2 of which can be seen visibly and the other you have to feel for. Well with having no feeling in his hand that made it impossible.
Before I went to get the money for the birds I handed my mom my keys, phone, and sunglasses. Asked the guy where the tools were got under the truck and got the starter unbolted for him. He was so grateful he gave me the Amercuna for free and charged me $20 for the roo. Me and my mom head off to the store and when we get back to get the birds he tells me he is giving me his breeding male Welsummer show winning bird and will keep the son for his breeding program. This roo is huge and beautiful and pics will come tomorrow as the bird is temporarily at my moms until I get off work and pick him up and take him home.
Couple questions though. Seeing as he is older how hard will it be to integrate him into my current flock? They are all pullets but only 3 months old. Is there anything I need to watch for? Thanks in advance.