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Free: sweet Ameracauna roo Portland OR

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by PDXChickGirl, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. PDXChickGirl

    PDXChickGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi-
    I have a super sweet Ameracauna roo that is 11 weeks old. I had ordered a female day old chick. "She" just started crowing yesterday, and is just beginning to grow tail feathers. He likes to sit on my lap and be petted and have his neck scratched. I don't think there is a sweeter bird out there, and I'm broken-hearted that I can't keep him. I'd like to get him to a good home before the neighbors complain. Let me know if you are interested. Thank you!!

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  2. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that 'Abigail'?

    Edited to add: Nevermind, I'm pretty sure it is.

    I hope you find a good home for him!
     
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  3. PDXChickGirl

    PDXChickGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband's mother lives in Indianapolis, and we were thinking it would be great if she could bring Abigail to you when she visits next month! (She would definitely not be into it). [​IMG]
     
  4. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What? She wouldn't want a rooster crowing in the car?! hee hee.

    Don't worry, I'm sure you'll find a good home for him!! :aww
     
  5. jennrauch

    jennrauch Out Of The Brooder

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    Dumb question is he able to be shipped? I'm almost thinking not. Gosh I would love to have that beautiful bird. And so would my girls! Good Luck
     
  6. PDXChickGirl

    PDXChickGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your good wishes. I actually checked into shipping and it sounds way scarey. My husband and I even thought about making a road trip, but 30 hours with a rooster in the car (and going over the Rockies) is overwhelming. (sigh)

    I did post on craig's list and have a couple of people that sound pretty good. I'm going to check them out next weekend. Abigail (I guess Abe now) is getting prettier by the day. He fell asleep on my lap today with his head resting on my hand. I'm just trying to spend as much time with him as possible since this may be my last week with him.

    Thanks for listening to me!!

    I'll let you know what happens.
     
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  7. Maddhatter

    Maddhatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm about 3 1/2 hours from you. If things dont work out with the people on craigs list let me know. I would love to welcome him into my family. Maybe you could E-mail me a photo being the other photos dont seem to showing up for me.
     
  8. PDXChickGirl

    PDXChickGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE:
    I delivered Abigail/Abe to her new home today. He is on a farm about 45 minutes away with 2 hens. I think he's going to be very happy. The owner really cares about her pet chickens.

    It was very traumatic leaving him though. The other 2 hens pecked him and he flew over the stall walls in the barns right into my arms. A major momma's boy. Before we left, we built a little enclosure in the coop so he won't get hen pecked and they can all get used to each other.

    I have to admit, I was bawling like a baby the whole way home and even though we had a beautiful day, I crawled into bed and slept until 8:00 pm. I'm still so sad, but I know it's the best thing for him.

    Do others feel this way about their chickens. Only my husband understands. [​IMG] I know we did the best for Abigail/Abe, and that helps a tiny bit. It just doesn't seem fair I couldn't keep him in a neighborhood that has construction, yippie dogs, loud cars, etc...
    Oh well...

    THanks everyone who responded, and thanks so much again for listening to me.

    Stephanie
     
  9. Juniemoon

    Juniemoon New Egg

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    Hi stephanie, I My wife and I caught your posts about your Roo and coop probs. Glad to see that your roo buddy got a good home. I sent a message yesterday to you but not sure if it got thru. We just signed up about a week ago to BYC. Hard to find someone from "wet and now snowy"[​IMG]:frow:frow:frow:frow portland to talk to. Would love to exchange notes on general chicken info. Hope this gets thru to you. Thanks, John and Kate
     
  10. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

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    Awww you made me teary [​IMG] I had this same thing happen a few years ago. I live in a smallish town though, and was able to find a home for my pullet turned roo just outside of town.
     

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