Free Pullets-one is special needs - Massachusetts

Discussion in 'Animals In Need of Free Re-Homing' started by Dingo, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a pair of laying pullets that need a new home, they must go together.
    Monica is an amberlink she hatched in May, she's a smaller bird and lays medium sized brown eggs.
    Freeda is a red sexlink, she's handicapped. She has one functional eye but her vision is impaired. She can see well enough to get around but not well enough to defend herself or keep herself safe. She also hatched in May and lays medium sized brown eggs.
    These girls are in western Massachusetts.
     
  2. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I own all special needs chickens, 2 of which are blind, just like Freeda. We would gladly take her.... but is it possible to only take her? I know you said they love eachother, but our coop is getting a little tight, only really room for one more. We are leaving for FL in a few weeks, so unless someone else takes them in a month, we would gladly take Freeda ( and monica if you really wanted them together.)

    We live on Cape cod, in MA.
    ACF :)
     
  3. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Because Monica was raised with Freeda she doesn't know how to interact with able bodied birds. My other girls dont really tolerate Monica despite my trying for the past few months to integrate the flocks. So you could say Monica is special needs as well even though she's a fully formed functional chicken. Monica also LOVES people. If she's free ranging she's usually within 10 feet of me, and will follow me like a puppy. And aside from Freeda, Monica is the only bird I have that likes being held.
    Do you make trips out this way frequently or will transporting them be an issue? I'm in Becket MA.
     
  4. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, we make frequent trips to Worcester Ma, which is only a hour away.... but like I said, we will be leaving in a few weeks for FL and are already having a hard time finding a home for all our animals to stay while we are away, but once we get back we can work things out if you haven't already found a home for the lil gals. We'll be arriving home just before halloween.

    Give it a few weeks, some other BYC members may be interested in adopting them! God bless! :)
     
  5. windzbreezy

    windzbreezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am right outside of worcester i could take them
     
  6. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have experience with handicapped birds?
     
  7. windzbreezy

    windzbreezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not really, but i only keep gentle birds
     
  8. USSEggSurprise

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    Hi,

    We own a small and friendly flock (4 hens: a Golden Wyandotte named Lola, a Salmon Favorelle named Chloe and two Welsummers named Cocoa and Hettie as well our silkie rooster Gonzo) and are located in SouthEastern Ma (Taunton area) and would also be interested in taking in your two hens (Freeda & Monica). The flock has a very secure coop/run (you can see that here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/usseggsurprises-chicken-coop) as well as frequent free ranging around our yard when weather is good and are home.

    One of our hens (Hettie) has a disabled foot so we have a bit of experience with such - she is ok at getting around and just lays on the coop floor. And our rooster is super diligent of watching over them and he comes running when any of them pipe up loudly to make sure they are ok and is always last in at night to make sure everyone is back in from free ranging. Can Freeda walk up a coop ramp given time to get used to it?

    We would be happy to meet up somewhere in MA or even to you - weekends are better. And, if for some reason your two hens don't get along with our little flock, we could then sort bringing them to the poster above on the Cape (AnimalsComeFirst) once she is back in the area.

    Joyce
    email: studioh2o AT gmail.com
     
  9. farmgirl74

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    Good luck with getting Freeda and Monica re-homed, one of my hens, Sarah, has a blind eye from an upper respiratory infection last year, she is such a doll and I certainly spoil her a little because of her impairment. [​IMG]

    I'm in Illinois or I would gladly take them! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2012
  10. bufforpingtons

    bufforpingtons Out Of The Brooder

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    can you send them to Dundee OR because i have a perfect place to put her that's protected
     

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