Advice on finding new home for 3yr old Hens....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by FunSally, May 23, 2019.

  1. FunSally

    FunSally In the Brooder

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    I am currently raising my second flock, 13 - 3 week old hens. I still have 3 Barred Rock 3yr old hens from first 10 hen flock left. They're healthy, friendly & spoiled rotten. However I need to build new coop & reconstruct new run for new flock.... I do not want to do the whole introducing/integrating.
    I want to start fresh. I can't even imagine culling my older hens:barnie. I live in a very farm friendly area, & honestly procrastinated regarding letting them go. Other than my local feed store, I don't know how to find them a new home within a week....

    Never, ever thought I'd feel this way about chickens... I'm so stressed about what to do...They truly can be part of family, just as our dog Benny...

    Any advice is appreciated!!!

    Sincerely,
    Your 2nd flock newbie & lovin' it!!!
     

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  2. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Crowing

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    You could post in the "where are you" section on here, see if anyone here will take them. A little poster in the farm store might also do the trick, they probably have a bulletin board somewhere. I'm sure someone would happily take your gals.
     
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  3. FunSally

    FunSally In the Brooder

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    thank you sooo much!!!
     
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  5. FunSally

    FunSally In the Brooder

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    Great! Thank you
     
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome @FunSally
    Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
     
  7. DellaMyDarling

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    I have no clue how far Lunenburg is from me. Guessing you're near Boston?

    We randomly acquired both our sets of older hens because my kids talked about us starting to homestead. Someone always knows someone...
    And one day 3 hens in a storage tote were dropped off.
    2 weeks later, 6 more showed up.

    It was hectic but a great way to intro the kids to chicken care. If I'm not too far, or you're willing to drive, I'd take them. Or, I bet you can find a family just like us.
     
  8. FunSally

    FunSally In the Brooder

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    I am 1 hr west of Boston. North central MA. Where are you from?
     
  9. DellaMyDarling

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    I think from Boston to us taking Pike is 2hr, sounds like you're halfway then. I of course hate Pike and always prefer 2.
     
  10. FunSally

    FunSally In the Brooder

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    I am 10 min off rt. 2 or 2A. I am home all weekend if that works for you.
     

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