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Got some Game hens!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by mandelyn, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. mandelyn

    mandelyn Crowing

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    Went to the flea market today, thinking... it's too cold for any one to have critters outside... I was wrong. Of course it wasn't "safe" to go to that particular flea market!

    There was a guy with a Bantam pair, and behind them I spotted some game fowl, no other breeds. There was a couple trying to get the bantam game rooster out of the cage, and the guy selling walked over and said "You have to talk to them before you just put your hands in there". So I started to take a closer look at the other fowl, since I have enough Bantams.

    There were 2 game hens together, a rooster on either side. I asked if I could just buy the hens, and he said sure. So I did, no thanks to my husband! He's supposed to help me say no! LOL he enabled me, because he liked their looks.

    Bought a cage too. They're only 5 months old, 3 times the size of my rooster!

    I set them down in front of my coop and let my other ones out, boy is that rooster happy! Now he has 5 girls. The two older hens came out and postured at the new babies. Even Lil'Bit came out and showed her dominance, and she's not any older than they are.

    They look like hawks in the face, but they're babies. I talked to them in their sectioned off area, and I could easily grab either one and hold her. Let the dogs out to test how that would go, they only watched, no panicing. They seem really intelligent.

    First time with Standard sized game. Knew better than to buy a rooster, no matter how pretty they are! I'm curious to see how these babies grow up and how they act.
     

  2. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Crowing

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    they sound pretty! Would love to see pictures!
     

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