Originally Posted by hofhine68 @gotro17
They really are gorgeous birds - the coloring is called Lemon Cuckoo.
I am not far from you - La Crescenta. $120 for the pair would include delivery to your area. :^)
I am allowed to have a rooster, but if a neighbor complains about the noise it becomes a noise ordinance issue, not a rooster issue, and I have one very unhappy neighbor who will do just that. She sent letters to another neighbor warning that their children were laughing too loudly when they played in their own back yard!
I am letting them go as a pair because they are pretty uncommon, and I think more useful to someone as a breeding pair. I still want to have two Niederrheiner hens, so maybe this way I will have a local source to buy eggs next summer.
I currently have 1 Australorp, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Easter Eggers, 3 French Black Copper Marans (one is a melanistic mutant), 1 Red Orpington/Bielefelder cross, 1 Bielefelder, and the 2 Niederrheiners
The last four in the list (underlined) are ones I hatched late summer of this year by placing purchased fertile eggs under broody hens.
I love it!!! We have a neighbor like you too...and we live within "Horse property". There are roosters all around us, my husband is so afraid if iffending the one, we are situating our rooster coop outside OUR bedroom window- I don't care so much, I'm up at the crack anyway.
They are a beautiful pair. Maybe PM me your number and we can chat. 😊
Thank you, too, for the coop idea- it's exactly what I had in mind!!!
As for us, we have 2 Crested Cream Legbars (Frencg Fry and Evelyn),1 lemon cuckoo English Orpington (Eleanor Lemon (yes- she has a first and last name), 1 Golden Laced Wyandotte (Dottie), 1 Lavender Orpington (Laverne (Shirley just died)), 1 Australop (Veronica) and our crazy EE (Julie).,,,with a bienfelder quartet (small breeding flock for fun for our girls), along with two black copper Marans coming from Greenfire in February.
this is the space we will convert to the open air coop... The coop will run the length of the playhouse, which will be 80 sf. The run is extending in a L shape along the wall... Approximately another 600 ft of covered run space.
For now, the 5 old enough to be out, are pretty happy here- they have about 220 square feet. The coop has plenty of room for 8-9. The Niederrheiners could go in there with all the layers and I think your boy would be quite happy!
The super coop should be finished by the time the new group arrives... On w it's all set, the bienfelders will stay in their own camp where the girls are now. 😊Edited by gotro17 - 12/30/15 at 6:43am