FREE Rhode Island Red Rooster & an awesome laying Black Star Chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Harleylady, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Harleylady

    Harleylady Out Of The Brooder

    I have an 11 month old Rhode Island Red Rooster (can be aggresive) and an 11 month old Black Star Hen (one of my best layers who lays HUGE eggs) that I am willing to give away -- they are both causing too much trouble in the hen house. If you know of someone in the Grand Haven/West Olive/Holland, MI areas, please contact me -- I need to get them out of here soon so there is peace in my hen house again -- it is affecting my other 4 hens.
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. If I didn't live so far away from you, I would love to have your Black Star. I've raised Black Sex Links (Black Stars) for years (along with dozens of other breeds), and they have been my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 eggs per hen per year with double yolks not being uncommon. Have you considered putting some pinless peepers on your two hens? It will prevent them from pecking at the other hens while still allowing them to use their peripheral vision to eat and drink. If you're not familiar with pinless peepers you can see them at Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your two hens.
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    If you advertise them in Craig's list, I'm sure someone will take them quickly. The rooster may end up as dinner, but a hen laying huge eggs will appeal to people.
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Oops. I meant to say, "with your two chickens." Sorry about the typo. :eek:)
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
  8. Harleylady

    Harleylady Out Of The Brooder

    I love my Black Stars as well but can't have this attitude issue with this hen & my rooster --- not getting attacked by them again!!!!! I may have to get rid of the rest of my chickens, which breaks my heart, but it depends on where I can find to move to as my house is for sale. Bummed about that for sure.
  9. Harleylady

    Harleylady Out Of The Brooder

    I put them on Craig's list last night too -- but thanks for the reply - appreciate it!
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    I'm really sorry about that. I hope you can move to where you can still have chickens. Good luck.

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