Craigslist ad for free chickens is working!!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by booker81, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    WOOO!!!!! I'm off to pick up a bunch of banty roos, and just got a few more emails for some SLW roos. Another person wants to meet up to give me some old hens.

    I'll be sure to take care of business away from my chickens, and keep from introducing disease, but I'm pretty happy with the results of my ad. Free chicken! Sure, not a lot of meat on banty roos, but I'll be starting some yummy stock up to freeze!

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  2. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I did the opposite this summer and rehomed 15 cockerels ~ a few went to flocks and the rest to soup pots. The Ameraucana's were the lucky ones.
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    My girls are pets. But if I just raised layer hens, I'd LOVE to be able to find someone who could make good use of them after thier prime years were over. Same with excess roos. Seems a waste otherwise. That was smart of you for posting! [​IMG]
     
  4. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    Well, back from driving around in a blizzard!

    Ended up with 8 banties, 4 HUGE "meat" birds, and 3 big wyandottes [​IMG] The meaties look like white rocks, and came with the banties - the folks asked if I would take them too because they didn't want to just take 4 to the processor. Um heck yeah! Everyone was very nice and asked if I would come back in the future when they have more roosters or chickens they can't use. Absolutely!
     
  5. Stefrobrts

    Stefrobrts Out Of The Brooder

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    Good deal! Gas money is a lot cheaper than growing them out to size [​IMG]
     
  6. shaft0463

    shaft0463 Out Of The Brooder

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    What did you post? I've considered doing that, but haven't because I never could figure out how to word it without looking greedy or something.
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:awesome for you! Id be filling your car up to with roos galor-if you ever head to ny let me know??
     
  8. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Quote:awesome for you! Id be filling your car up to with roos galor-if you ever head to ny let me know??

    Same here sonew123, I raised 50 for someone who "Changed their mind" after they were ready. So I'm feeding that many more than I wanted. [​IMG] And there's only so many I can process at once with the arthritis in my hands. [​IMG]

    We need someone like booker81 here!
     
  9. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    Here's my ad:
    http://lansing.craigslist.org/grd/2097059096.html

    I'm finally done. OMG. Definately not a one person job heh!! Or a Sunday evening job. However, everyone is packed away - the banties were skinned out (they really remind me of rabbits now), and the big birds are all plucked. Got them wrapped and resting in the cold room, and will freeze them probably tomorrow.

    I am however, WHUPPED! It's nice though, knowing I'll have a lot of meat and broth. DH wandered in and out as I was working on them, but I don't think he's ready to try his hand at chicken processing. [​IMG]
     
  10. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very resourceful of you. Good job. [​IMG]
     

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