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Hello, new to BYC but not to poultry.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by petlove051977, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. petlove051977

    petlove051977 Hatching

    Aug 23, 2016
    I am a native to SE Florida and have had chickens for many, many, years. My difficulty is that I have a small flock of bantam chickens in a breed that is extremely endangered . Due to my deteriorating health, and the fact that my adult son with an autism spectrum disorder has regressed to the point he cannot be counted on for their care, they need another home where someone who understands their value and importance will breed them so that they won't be lost to the world!!! I have been unable to find somebody willing to take that responsibility locally. I hope some one here can help. It took me 14 years to find and get them in the first place, but health problems just can't always be predicted ahead of times, and after working so long to find and get them, I have only been able to enjoy them for a short while.
    Petlove (Laura)

  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I'm sorry to hear about you not being able to care for your birds any longer, that really is such a shame. We have a great buy sell trade section that you could post in. If yah are free rehoming them you do t need to 20 posts to place them there but you need the 20 posts to place a classified ad. Please do pop by and check out the rules for that section ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/67/buy-sell-trade

    Good luck :fl
  3. ladyargentum

    ladyargentum In the Brooder

    Aug 19, 2016
    Western Australia
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] so glad to have you join us.

    But so sorry you cannot keep your precious flock. Good luck in finding them an appropriate home.
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hell from Kansas, Laura, and :welcome. Happy you joined our poultry community. Good luck to you!
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

    Mar 1, 2015
    :frow Hi, and welcome to BYC!
    So sorry that you aren't able to keep your birds. Best of luck to you in regiment them :)

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Laura, maybe if you posted on a thread for your particular breed you would find someone suitable.
  9. petlove051977

    petlove051977 Hatching

    Aug 23, 2016
    Thanks for the welcome everyone,
    My special birds are BANTAM mottled Houdans. The fact that they are not good layers, do not sit and the ones I have anyway produce a strong majority of males, makes preserving this breed that much more difficult. I hatched them from eggs of 3 different sellers on eBay. They are now 1-3 years old. A couple of them have minor problems, that do not seem to bother them and are not contagious or genetic, I guess they are from mild injuries from interactions with one another. There are 4 cocks, and 5 hens. One of the hens is just barely a year. I don't need $ for them, I just want them to have someone who will try their best to care for them and try to increase and distribute the breed so there is less chance of its extinction. They would also need to cover the cost of shipment or come pick them up. Thanx, petlove

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