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Rooster Rehoming SUCCESS!

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Last year I did a few hatches resulting in 9 roosters and 15 hens.

 

After realising that I was too attached to the boys to even consider growing them for the table (the original plan) I kept them until they grew into adolescence and set about looking for homes for them.

 

Bo and Chip, two Light Sussex were the first success. With the help of a local farm, feed and poultry supplier they were each rehomed to head their own flocks. Likewise Tilly (originally thought to be a hen) - a White Leghorn was rehomed too.

 

Pierre and Floyd, two Bresse roosters, along with Pinky a bresse hen, went to another farm nearby.

 

Pingu, a very large Barred Rock rooster heads up our flock of LF hens.

 

Patch, a Gold Pencilled Hamburg bantam heads up our small group of bantam hens.

 

I took Terry, our Red Leghorn rooster to a new home 45 miles away to his own flock of ten hens.

 

Finally, Matt, our Icelandic Rooster went to his new home heading up a flock of 26 hens.

 

I'm so pleased that they all ended up in new, happy lives.

 

I've now also got room for more hens.

Lohman Brown - Daphne : Amberlink - Bess :  3 RIR - Lucky, Nugget & Pip, 2 Rhode Rock - Coco & Sooty : 2 RIR/Light Sussex X - Etta & Belle, Barred Rock Rooster - Pingu : 2 Pekin Bantams - Fuzzy & Ugg : Silver Spangled Hamburg - Dotty : Gold Spangled Hamburg Rooster - Patch : .

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Lohman Brown - Daphne : Amberlink - Bess :  3 RIR - Lucky, Nugget & Pip, 2 Rhode Rock - Coco & Sooty : 2 RIR/Light Sussex X - Etta & Belle, Barred Rock Rooster - Pingu : 2 Pekin Bantams - Fuzzy & Ugg : Silver Spangled Hamburg - Dotty : Gold Spangled Hamburg Rooster - Patch : .

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You got pretty lucky finding that many good homes. Are you done hatching or will you try again. I don't hatch much because of the roosters, which I have plenty of.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

You got pretty lucky finding that many good homes. Are you done hatching or will you try again. I don't hatch much because of the roosters, which I have plenty of.

It took a lot of time, effort and miles but was well worth it, I've done my boys proud and keep in touch with several of their new keepers.

I've just done a fairly unsuccessful hatch with 3/16 mail order eggs hatching and 3/6 of our own eggs hatching but unfortunately we had 2 deaths so I have 4 in the brooder now.

I've also just put 6 Pekin bantam eggs and 3 of our Hamburgh bantam eggs in the 'bator this evening.

Lohman Brown - Daphne : Amberlink - Bess :  3 RIR - Lucky, Nugget & Pip, 2 Rhode Rock - Coco & Sooty : 2 RIR/Light Sussex X - Etta & Belle, Barred Rock Rooster - Pingu : 2 Pekin Bantams - Fuzzy & Ugg : Silver Spangled Hamburg - Dotty : Gold Spangled Hamburg Rooster - Patch : .

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Lohman Brown - Daphne : Amberlink - Bess :  3 RIR - Lucky, Nugget & Pip, 2 Rhode Rock - Coco & Sooty : 2 RIR/Light Sussex X - Etta & Belle, Barred Rock Rooster - Pingu : 2 Pekin Bantams - Fuzzy & Ugg : Silver Spangled Hamburg - Dotty : Gold Spangled Hamburg Rooster - Patch : .

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