Goodbye Mango!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by FisherMOM, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    We are going to get rid of our Cornish X, Mango.

    He is getting too protective of food and when we try to catch him he fluffs up his neck feathers defensively. He is also pecking the other chicks feet and backs. He is triple their size and has to go!

    I am hoping to trade him with a friend for a pullet or two. (or 3)
    Not sure what breed he has. He bought a bunch of cornish X chicks (12 or so) and ended up with only 2 being cornish X... the others were some other white chicken. They are a week or so older than our pullets.

    I know that everyone preaches quarantine... and I am wondering how far away they have to be from my chickens.
    sigh... not sure if I can really quarantine them from mine.

    I figure I can dust them and try to keep them separate. We will definitely have to work with them to not be afraid of us.

    And in all fairness, I have not heard back from my friend.. so I hope he is still up for the trade. I will post back as this develops.
  2. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    good luck, i hope for the sake of your other chicks that ur friend calls back, good luck
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    That would be a GREAT DEAL to get 2 or 3 pullets for a Rooster! [​IMG]
  4. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    lol. I bet he weighs as much as 2 or 3 pullets.

    Of course, I am willing to pay for the extra pullets.
  5. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    Good luck!

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