Have to move- must find place for chickens to stay! (S. Oregon)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex

    Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    Rogue Valley, S. Oregon
    Our landlady is selling our home. No more Fort Doom! We are struggling to buy a home of our own, but are lost in paperwork and time lines and will likely have to find a temporary apartment to live in for a few weeks? months? *holding back tears* years...or forever?
    If this is our immediate future, with time running out fast and no real chicken-friendly options in sight, we must give them up![​IMG]
    If it comes to that, and I will know soon (must be out by Dec. 1) if it will, my stubbornly optimistic hope that one of you fine people would take them... at least for now.
    If someone could just take them till we can find a home... they will pay rent in eggs, they are very good birds.... I love them and do not want to give them up!!!!!! They are used to ranging during the day, but go back to the coop each night (with only one exception) They are comfortable with small children and are used to cats and dogs. They get along well together and did even when we had WAY more roosters than we should. They are not show quality, but they are beloved pets and lay at least 4 beautiful eggs a day for us. We raised every single one of them from the time they were a day old... and it is so hard to write about them like this.
    So here is my offer:
    If you can and would like to take them (and you promise to take good care of them!) we would leave them with you. You would get all the eggs and feathers and free bug control we will be missing while they are with you. We would come to reclaim them when we have a place to keep them. I have to be realistic and say that may not happen. In that case, it means a free flock of chickens for whomever is generous enough to help us out.
    We live just south of Medford, Oregon, but if it means finding them a good home we can transport them outside the valley.
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    From your signature line it looks like you have a lovely collection of birds - I wish I were closer and could help you out. Good luck and I hope it IS only temporary!
  3. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    Sorry about the house if I was closer would be more then glad to help.

    Good Luck Pappaw always told me for everything bad that happins there would be 10 good things
  4. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    Could you purchase the house you are living in? Not only are you settled there but you would also have rental income to help with the mortgage. I think you would have some time to work out an agreement because nothing is selling right now.

    One more thought. Why doesn't your landlord want to sell the home with paying renters already in place. Most buyers want renters already there. Just a thought.
  5. flymamma

    flymamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2009
    I have family members that live in Prospest /Trail area .. also in Klamath Falls . I will ask around .
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    I think most purchasers want to live in a house themselves, not rent it to someone else. But it is a good idea to approach your landlady about purchaing it from her.
  7. Fancypants4569

    Fancypants4569 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 10, 2008
    Prineville, Oregon
    Im in Central Oregon and will keep my ears open or if I think of someone who might be closer to you Ill let ya know... God Bless, you are in my prayer to find some place that you can just keep you lil friends [​IMG]
  8. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    I am in Cave Junction (an hour and a half north of you). Do you have a small coop for them that could come with them? I could not keep them permanently because I will be moving across country in the summer but I may be able to help you out for a few months. I will talk to DH this evening...just let me know if you have a coop or something for them. And I will see what I can do with DH and also ask around here.

    Another option....I could probably take the Silkie and a couple of the wyandottes for you to add to my flock. My daughter wants a pet silkie so it would be spoiled rotten. LOL
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2009
  9. klutzyruth

    klutzyruth Out Of The Brooder

    I am sorry about your situation. I can't help on the chicken part, but if you have to give up the ferrets, here are some shelters.
    All in Oregon.

    If you need to surrender the ferrets, they can help you out. Also as an option, they might have someone that can foster for you while you house hunt. I've helped out shelters here in Florida and love the little furry carpetsharks.

    Good luck.
  10. Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex

    Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    Rogue Valley, S. Oregon
    Thank you all who have responded. Even if you can't help, I appreciate the good thoughts (and the help keeping this up in recent topics so more people see it). We are looking into buying the house we are renting, but we don't know if A. the bank will loan on it as it is an older farmhouse with a foundation that may or may not be up to code and B. if we could afford it. I think that the house is just costing the landlady so much that she can't afford it even with what we pay in rent (which is a LOT).
    The ferrets we have hauled around with us through four moves already, so they aren't a worry.
    We may be able to wrangle up a coop to go with the chickens... my dad has an old metal shed we were going to convert to a coop for temporary while we settled in to the new house. On the subject of silkies... my lone silkie is a little roo named Yang who just started crowing. I love the little puffball to death, but I have been thinking of finding him a new home as he is the only bantam we have and I don't want him to be picked on by our bigger roo's, especially if I can't be there to break up the fights. Cetawin, if you are ok with him being a boy and your daughter really wants a pet silkie, I would love him to go to a good home. He's a darling... he pretends he's tough, but its all an act and he grudgingly puts up with being petted and held (so long as the dog doesn't slurp him!) If he can go somewhere nice and make someone happy that is about all I could ask.
    We have been looking at a number of houses and trying to figure out exactly how much we have to spend. If one of them works out then it is my hope that this will only be a month or two and we can have our birds back... though I fear we may not be able to keep all our roosters. It depends on where we move. I hate not knowing... this is so HARD!

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