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Beautiful Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Rooster that needs a good home - near Kansas City, Missouri

Discussion in 'Animals In Need of Free Re-Homing' started by btbuster, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. btbuster

    btbuster Out Of The Brooder

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    About 13 weeks ago we became new owners to a small family of chickens. We wanted 8 laying hens, but ended up with two roosters. (yikes!) We don't know if should even keep one, but definitely can’t keep two. So, we have a beautiful Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Rooster that needs a good home. I’m not sure how old they were when we got them, but the hens haven’t started laying eggs yet and the rooster’s tail feathers are just starting to come out. We live just south of Kansas City, Missouri.

    Note: I have 3 dogs that daily sniff at the wood fence, and none of my chickens are bothered by them. They are safe and seem very contented. (I've even heard them 'purr' - which was weird at first!)
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  2. gallito1982

    gallito1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will you shipp him?
     
  3. btbuster

    btbuster Out Of The Brooder

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    I have never done that before. I know they ship little chicks, but will it traumatize him?
    I would have to find the proper container, etc. And I don't know what it cost to send a live chicken.
    Does the post office do this? Or UPS? I apologize for my lack of knowledge.
     
  4. gallito1982

    gallito1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    holly molly, now we have a problem here, youre talking with a newbie in here :) im not really sure about your conserns either, im prety sure they would allow to send a big rooster thru USPS with the correct livestock box but the mayor problem would be, they charge depending on weight, so im guessing if the roo is around 4 or 5 pound its gonna a bit expensive, i guess i can ask USPS about price and if is allow to ship the roo if you tell me how much is he weight and your zip code
     
  5. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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  6. btbuster

    btbuster Out Of The Brooder

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    It seems a bit complicated and expensive to ship, so I think I will see if someone local may want him. But thank you for your interest.
     
  7. gallito1982

    gallito1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no problem hope he finds a nice home, hes beautiful
     
  8. btbuster

    btbuster Out Of The Brooder

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    We found a home for our rooster!!! (And he's not going to be eaten! - Sorry, had to add that!)
    I contacted a friend that lives in the country, and she put the word out, and what a surprise when the grown son of a dear friend (now deceased) of mine said he would take it!
    So, I can go visit him if I want! They came today and picked him up, so we have a happy ending to this story!!
     

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