3 laying hens in need of re-homing (rehoming) - So.Calif

Discussion in 'Animals In Need of Free Re-Homing' started by LizInCalifornia, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. LizInCalifornia

    LizInCalifornia Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three lovely hens that I need to re-home. They are all good layers of tan eggs (I get 3 eggs a day). One hen lays tan speckled eggs. My profile picture has a nice photo of them. They are currently just over a year old. They free range in my yard and enjoy fresh green lawn daily, snacks of chubby meal worms and regular scratch and feeder pellets. They are disease free. They have received excellent care. I'm really attached to them but in the morning they are just a little too noisy for my neighborhood. I'm in a residential track and my neighbors don't like the clucking and chicken sounds in the morning. :( most of the day they are very quiet. They are friendly and the black one like to sit on your lap if you let it. However, when one is laying there seems to be one that stands outside the coop and wants to let everyone know. All supplies will go with the hens.. coop, left over feed, etc. I'm sad to have to let them go but I'm too stressed trying to keep the neighbors happy. (These are the same neighbors that have been enjoying their eggs)

    Let me know if you are in the Orange County area of So. Calif and are interested.



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  2. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry to hear of your plight! They look like lovely ladies...too bad your neighbors are not so lovely. Is it not legal where you live? Surely chickens are not as noisy as dogs. Or children.
     
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  3. LizInCalifornia

    LizInCalifornia Out Of The Brooder

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    It's legal to have up to 6 chickens and no roosters where I am.. and I only have 3 chickens. The noise they make is first thing in the morning, at approximately 6:00am. So it's dead silent outside and then they begin squawking. If kids were outside running around or dogs were barking that would be louder than the chickens. But its in the still of the morning and they begin. Then from about 10:00am and through the rest of the day they are pretty silent. :)
     
  4. SueT

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    If it is legal, then I would keep them. I wonder why they make noise at that time? Mine don't. I let them out around 6 and they mumble a little then get off their roost and then come up to the porch to eat, then run around the yard. They don't squawk until they lay an egg or if something upsetting happens. Can you give them a treat to encourage them to be quiet or would that make it worse?
     
  5. LizInCalifornia

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    I don't know if age has anything to do with it. They were so peaceful. I loved hearing their mumbles and occasional clucks. They come to my back door and watch me in the house. That photo is them right outside my back slider door. It seems once they hit a year old they became a bit louder - but again just in the morning. What I do now is give them extra treats in the morning but still they squawk. It happens mostly when one of them laying. I think someone who has a little more distance from their neighbor would be perfect. :)
     
  6. SueT

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    Yes, they do that 'egg song' when/after they lay an egg. You probably can't change that. Well then, good luck with whatever happens!
     
  7. Ezs Choukies

    Ezs Choukies Chillin' With My Peeps

    I will be down south in two weeks and can take them, they're beautiful. Forever home, we do on rare occasions have predators (couple years ago was the last) but no culling here, except a 4yo rooster who's gone if he is aggressive one more time, and they roam freely on an acre during the day. Have you tried covering their coop at night? They may decrease egg production slightly but might be saying good morning early when the sun comes up. The chickens nearest to us let us know whenever the neighbor gets up, usually about 4am, because they start making noise as soon as the house lights go on, then the interfarm communication network begins lol
     
  8. LizInCalifornia

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    Hi and thank you for offering to take them. :)

    Yes I have a big tarp I covered their coop with hoping they'd wake a little later so they wouldn't disturb the neighbors. But they wait at the door and peck and cluck to be let out regardless. Their internal clock must be set to 5:45 - 6am. I'm at work now and can't respond in fully. I will post in here a bit later but wanted you to see I saw your post. :)

    Thank you!
     
  9. Ezs Choukies

    Ezs Choukies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds good. I can also send you some pictures of our coops and set up later so you can see if you would like them to live here. Have good day at work.
     
  10. LizInCalifornia

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    Hi Ezs...

    My girls up at 6am again as usual. :) I would like to see pictures of your chicken home. Although, 'm sure whatever you have will be great. You can either post them here or in PM which ever you prefer. I feel silly that I'm attached to my girls, but I am, and I just want to know they will be cared for. I'm wondering how you introduce these chickens to your already established group? Will they not fight each other?

    I see you have "beautiful" fluffy chickens! We can PM the specific details of the chicken pick up but I feel so relieved you are willing to give them a home.
     

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