Anyone want a free chicken or 2.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Pootersmama, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Pootersmama

    Pootersmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    I live in northern NJ and am very new to backyard chickening. I have a small coop and ended up with 6 chickens. [​IMG] The last 3 were 1 more than I really wanted and I am finding a flock of 6 is too many. [​IMG] Not to mention the newer 3 are way bigger than the original 3 and they are mean to the smaller birds. I have a leg horn I would like to see go to a good home and possibly a Red Star. They were hatched in mid March. Any takers....[​IMG]
     
  2. Me & My Peeps

    Me & My Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How far are you from Mass? I am a huge fan of free!
     
  3. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wouldn't mind taking them but you are about 1000 miles from me. Would you deliver? [​IMG]
     
  4. Pootersmama

    Pootersmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Fom Mass. about 5 hours, we are 45 minutes from NYC.
    Tenn. They are free, I am not shipping....
     
  5. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    I would think about keeping the red star, they are such good egg layers. mk
     
  6. Me & My Peeps

    Me & My Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to have them but 5 hours is quite far. Can you mapquest from your location to Palmer ma? Im only 1-1/2 hrs from NYC depending on time of day and traffic on 95.
     
  7. Pootersmama

    Pootersmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Me & My Peeps...According to map quest you are 188 miles from me. 3 1/2 hours (mapquest does over estimate time). Up to you, I would love her to go to a good home.
     
  8. Me & My Peeps

    Me & My Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many you looking to rehome again? 188 miles X2 = 376 miles round trip and a day in the truck divided by "X" chickens............any of them laying yet? That would certainly sweeten the pot [​IMG]
     
  9. Pootersmama

    Pootersmama Out Of The Brooder

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    They have not started laying yet (they may be close to the age though)....as of right now 1 definate, I would have to think about the other/red star....[​IMG]

    As far as flock managment, I have a Maran and 2 Silkies I am keeping, they are still young and the original 3. We added 3 others, the leghorn, a red star, and a golden laced wydonette. The hubs is partial to the wydonette. I want to tip the balance so they don't attack the smaller chickens. I think the coop is too small for all 6. I really only wanted 5, but the person who gave them to me talked me into taking 3.
     
  10. hithere753

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    Hi, I am in Southern NJ near Cherry Hill and am interested. Are the 2 chickens still available?
     

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