Beautiful Leghorn needs a new home--Houston

Discussion in 'Chickens 8 Weeks & Older' started by GardenYogi, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. GardenYogi

    GardenYogi In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2012
    Hello friends,

    Sad day. I lost another one of my girls yesterday to the neighbors pitbull. *sad face*

    But this means I have only one girl left. She is still mourning the loss of her sister (sitting on one of her feathers in the middle of the yard--heartbreaking) and quite distraught to be all by herself.

    Anyway, I don't want to get more chickens (especially living where I do now), so I am exploring the option of giving Little Carrie Bradshaw to a good home. She's truly beautiful, and she'd make a great show chicken, but perhaps she's too old for that now. She's 2.5 years old.

    I have not fully committed to giving her away--I am just exploring.

    If there is anyone here in Houston that wouldn't mind emailing me and just letting me know if you're interested.

    Thank you,

  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Free Ranging

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    I am sad for you. I know that you cant keep chickens with a predator next door. Hopefully someone will add her to their flock, Many peeps are hesitant because they are afraid of getting some kind of disease with newcomer. I on the other hand am not. I also don't have a large flock to loose is the worst would happen. Everyone is in a different circumstance. Unfortunately I am only 1500 miles away. Just a little out of the way I guess. Otherwise , would gladly take her in. WISHING YOU BEST.
  3. GardenYogi

    GardenYogi In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2012
    Thank you cavemanrich,

    I sincerely appreciate your note! I know, adding a newbie to an existing flock is tricky.

    There are some adult chickens at the feed store I go to, but I don't know how they'd get along and I am working so much that I couldn't slowly integrate another girl. I don't really want more than two again, but with the dog now keenly aware of the girls, I don't want to jeopardize another little life either. Any thoughts?

    I am terribly sad. I still cannot believe I'll never see Samantha's beeline across the yard or enjoy a sun-drenched lap cuddle session ever again. ;-(

    Carrie is quite solemn and I worry that she'll escape the yard to "find" her sister.

    Again, thank you for your note.


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  4. Phoena

    Phoena Hatching

    Jul 7, 2014
    I am sorry to hear about your girl getting attacked by the neighbor's dog.
    I live in North Carolina and have a bunch of chickens. Currently I'm trying to find homes for my roosters; but that is not why I stopped to reply to your post.
    Have you talked to your neighbors?
    Have you talked to animal control?
    In North Carolina we have a right to protect our properties, even if we have to shoot the animals that are causing harm. I suggest that if the neighbors cannot control their dog, if animal control cannot step in and help, if you are unable to catch the dog, then shoot it.
    I know it sounds cruel but a menace is a menace. What if the dog decides to go after other animals or a small child? Personally I do not like pit bulls or any animal that destroys for fun. But pit bulls are more of a threat than the average dog. They are a horrible animal when they decide to attack; they don't stop nor let go. I've seen what they can do in a matter of seconds.
    I am truly sorry you lost your hen because of your neighbor's negligence. They should pay you for your loss; not only the loss of the chicken but the costs of supplies and feed, as well as the potential egg production which is approximately 30 dozen eggs a year at around $4.00 per dozen; equals to approximately $121.00 (for the eggs alone).
    Again, I am sorry for your loss and I hope things work out for the best.
  5. Silseb

    Silseb Songster

    Dec 26, 2012
    Is it the hen on the right or the left in the picture?
  6. kevin villa

    kevin villa Hatching

    Apr 13, 2015
    aye man I'm interested in that roster you have I was woundering if you still have it and if you do if you still given it away if you do have it and willing to give it away reply back thank you

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