Yet a THIRD person, this time someone from this thread who shall remain nameless, backed out of a weeks-long planned purchase of Jubilee Orpington chicks. One minute it was GREAT! When can I get more? and the next it was no go.
Interestingly, most of these last minute blow-offs have come from men.
So, if you are female, and serious about having some beautiful flock art, or want to get started with Jubilees, I have 4, week-old chicks (hatched Easter weekend or right after) that are ready to go. I keep my prices very reasonable so that people CAN afford them. I am NPIP certified and the chicks have been vaccinated against Marek's disease.
Please PM me if interested. Here's a photo of one of the roos in the breeding pen. He's still a baby (just a year old) in his juvenile plumage.
I had a chicken sale back out tonight. or at least not show up. I suppose I could still get that call that says something came up and can they reschedule. The prices you have posted in the past have always been reasonable for your breeds.
My no show was for 4 RIR started pullets. So I now have those available. Of course this time of year I have lots of started pullets available at reasonable prices. Funny how some people want everything for free though. I turned away a caller today wanting all of the following for free or under $5:
3 mating age roosters
4 dozen pure breed heritage eggs
and 6 old hens about a year or so, still laying of course.
6 of my 7 pulled a houdini and squeezed under the fencing blocking the the side of the house (How in the world they got thru that tiny space I do not know!). My daughter looks out the front window and this guy walking by has this crazy look on his face. And then DD sees the chickens who think they've hit the jackpot of unscratched territory. They are pretty easy to get back in the yard when enticed by BOSS. But one probably jumped on the AC unit and then onto the fence and into the fenced yard of our not so nice neighbor with "NO TRESPASSING" signs posted all the way around. Rhonda was by the gate looking very pretty in a bed of Tulips and Grape hyacinth. I enticed her over with BOSS, cracked the gate and she came out. Does our neighbor have cameras and will she take me to court for my fingers trespassing beyond her sign or for the chicken trespassing? I hope not, but honestly I would not put it past her. She came home minutes after we got them in as we were lining the bottom of the fencing with cinder blocks to prevent more escapes.
My neighbor is clearing a path through the back woods to put up cattle panels to help keep our free ranging roosters out of his side of the back woods. BUT chickens love a freshly cleared area so really he is attracting them right now. And to top it off there is a tree that we wanted to have cut down when the opportunity to have it done for free came up. But no he said it sat on the line and was nowhere near dead. So we left it. Now that he is putting up the fence he wants up to have the DEAD tree taken down so it can't fall on his fence. Maybe this fall if I can find a tree trimmer looking for work but not during their busiest time of the year.