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Gave away one of my ladies today

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by umaerth, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. umaerth

    umaerth Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    I'm feeling a little down so I figured I would ramble a little. I raised 9 sweet Buff Orpingtons from baby chicks purchased in January. We only have a permit to own 8 chickens, but delayed getting rid of the odd egg in case one turned out to be a rooster, in case one had trouble laying, etc, etc.

    Well they all turned out beautiful, friendly and great layers. A week ago I saw an add on CL from a lady looking for hens for her little boy. I messaged her and we just met up. I gave her one of my golden girls. The little boy was very excited, and described his other chickens to me - two barred rocks. One sounds kind of aggressive.

    I hope she's okay. I hope the new owners have a nice coop, and I hope she gets spoiled by the little boy. I hope the other two chickens don't beat her up. I hope the urban predators don't hurt her. I hope she's doing okay in a strange place tonight.

    I know I did the right thing. If someone complains, I'd rather be following the city ordinances than not. I told the lady if anything happens to please give her back to me.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm sorry you had to give away one of your Buff Orpington hens. It's always sad to lose one of our flock, but you did the right thing. I especially understand how you feel considering the breed you have. We've raised Buff Orpingtons for years (along with dozens of other breeds), and they are one of the friendliest and gentlest breeds we have ever had. My children, and now my granddaughter, made lap pets of ours. Take good care of the eight ones you still have. :eek:)
     
  3. umaerth

    umaerth Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your kind words. I actually just got an email from the lady updating me about how my girl is fitting in. They gave her a name - Sunshine- and she's by far the friendliest! She hangs out with a white Polish hen they introduced at the same time, so she has a buddy too! It makes me so happy to know shes doing well. :D :D
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. It's nice to know that things are going well for Sunshine (cute name). :eek:)
     
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  5. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Aw that's nice that she has a buddy. I bet she will get lots of attention since she is so friendly. I'm glad things worked out okay.
     

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