Hello Fellow Chicken Lovers I'm New to the chicken world and need help!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by detta, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. detta

    detta New Egg

    Dec 19, 2013
    I apologize for my lack of knowledge when it comes to these little ladies. My wife grew up on a farm and me in the city. This last summer we moved to the country and I built my wife a chicken coop and what I thought was a secure fence enclosure. We had 5 grown ladies and one rooster and I am unaware of their breed.(I ordered a book to catch me up) Anyway our dog Ace which is a black Chua attacked the rooster and he didn't make it. This wasn't any rooster it was one her grandma had given her and she was devastated. I take full responsibility for the accident I left the chicken pen open while I was going in and out. Since then I have fortified the enclosure and put spring loaded hinges on the gate. I would like to get her a new rooster but don't were to go or what kind to get. I'm reaching out to the pro's to help educate me. I would like to get one that is grown if possible. We live outside Columbia SC. I know I can't replace it but told her I would do my best. Thanks in advance!
  2. PolkaDot77

    PolkaDot77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2012
    Boise, ID
    Welcome! Sorry to hear about your rooster. Many people can't keep roosters per laws in city limits, so it shouldn't be too difficult to find one. You should check here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16182/animals-in-need-of-free-re-homing as well as craigslist for your area. As to the kind of rooster, that's up to you! Research, explore options, and I'm sure you and your wife will find the perfect one. Good luck!
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2013
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow Welcome to BYC and Happy Holidays! Sorry about your rooster, good luck in your search for a new one. X2 the suggestions above, and you might want to check the BYC Buy-Sell-Trade forum for older birds, there are often roosters available on there.
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Well [​IMG] and you can look here as there is a lot
    of information available just need to look it up or ask .....
    [​IMG]To bad about the rooster and yes diligence is very
    important in the care of chickens ,,,,,,,,, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    [​IMG] You can check craigslist , my pet chicken and even
    BYC has a section for selling or rehoming pets and the
    news paper want adds ...........

    [​IMG] The information is Fairley easy to obtain with the
    internet not like 20 years ago when you had to buy the
    book or go to the library ......

    Happy Holidays [​IMG]

  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
  8. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens


    Do you have any pictures of the rooster?
    That way we can help ID the breed and then you can get a similar looking one perhaps?!?
  9. detta

    detta New Egg

    Dec 19, 2013
    Thank you all for your warm welcomes! I was a little afraid whenever I would ask a question on a car forum some people make you feel well not that good. All your help and links are paying off. I was able to get in contact with a nice lady who has a rooster that is close to us so I hope that turns out well. I look forward to posting questions and learning new things. Thanks again everyone!!

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