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Hard Decision Revisited!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JenniferC, May 6, 2008.

  1. JenniferC

    JenniferC Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    OK, I've decided to give away all three of my BR's. I may in fact go tomorrow and get another Brahma.

    That said, my decision is based on Lucy (my oldest BR) pecking at my 2 year old and scaring her today. I feel like she is really becoming a bit of a difficult bird. The thing is, I don't know if I can get anyone else to take her. Is it wrong to hand off a grumpy chicken to someone else?

    I have a couple people who were interested in my chicks- is it OK to give them a bird that is unfriendly?

  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I had an absolutely nasty young rooster who hurt the hens, beat the poo out of my other rooster, was just all around not nice. I gave him away with a serious warning about his behavior and he is doing great with his new family. Honestly, being poked in a cat carrier and "laughed at" by all the other chickens seemed to take him down a notch or two and he improved a bit. I think as long as you are totally honest about their behavior there is nothing wrong with pawning off a meanie on someone else. [​IMG]
  3. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Songster

    Jan 9, 2008
    Washburn, MO
    As long as you tell them the truth, there shouldn't be any problems. It would be wrong to give them the bird under the assumption that it was a sweet cuddly lap chicken and not warn them that she is not fond of children.

    Not everyone makes pets out of their chickens. Some people simply have them around for eggs, meat, etc., and enjoy watching them without having to pet and cuddle them. (me, I have to have at least one or two that are cuddly!)

    I found a nice home for the little chicken killing dog, but I made sure they knew what he had done in the past and they didn't have a problem. (neither they nor any of the neighbors have poultry, and he will be mainly an indoor dog)
  4. JenniferC

    JenniferC Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    Since I'm so deep in an urban area, I don't imagine I'll find too many takers- everyone around here can only have a few, so they are picky.

    I suppose we'll see. I think I'm going to not mention the chickens for a few days. My older dd forgets about them if I don't mention them. The younger will get over it faster. (She can't count.)
  5. It is just to bad you arent closer to me I would take them for sure. Hope you find someone to take them.
  6. Winter

    Winter In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2008
    Can someone remind me which ones are BR's?
  7. JenniferC

    JenniferC Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    Quote:Barred Plymouth Rocks.
  8. JenniferC

    JenniferC Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    Update- it looks like I have a taker for the little ones at least. Not sure about the four week old, though.
  9. beekybuzzard

    beekybuzzard Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Barred Rock
  10. greenapple

    greenapple Songster

    Feb 8, 2008
    Central Florida
    If the problem is pecking, you can tip the top beak just to the point where it bleeds a little, like hitting the tip of the quick in a nail. It will grow back, but it will be a little tender, not enough to stop her from eating, just pecking aggressively. I have a BR bully, has to be top of the pecking order, but when she starts to get a little too rough with the other girls, her beak gets trimmed a bit.

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