Hens in need of re-homing :( -- Northwest Arkansas

Discussion in 'Animals In Need of Free Re-Homing' started by reneoy, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. reneoy

    reneoy In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2013
    Ya'll I am so sad to have to do this, but I need to re-home my flock of sweet hens. [​IMG]
    We are in Northwest Arkansas (Rogers). Along with my hens I have their coop, food, bedding, hay, diatomaceous earth, heat lamp, feeder, and home-made waterer.

    My husband and I need to move back to California, due to financial difficulties and to be closer to family. I would love to take them with us, but there are too many factors that weigh on the negative side for the hens. I am beyond worried about putting them through the stress of a two-day drive; we may not have room to transport their giant coop; and our next living situation may be temporary. Also, my mother's dogs are not the friendliest.

    Our flock of five consists of:

    Opal - Buff Orpington (hatched 2/18/2013)
    Lucy - Production Red (hatched 2/18/2013)
    Ethel - Production Red (hatched 2/18/2013)
    EDIT to add: Winifred - Golden-Laced Wyandotte (hatched 2/25/2013) - Passed 1/05/2015 :(
    Helena Bonham Chicken - Black-Sex Link (hatched 3/17/2014)

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    The gals are great layers. I often get two eggs a day or double yolks from Opal. HBC started laying a couple of months ago (after she finally was comfortable being the newbie in the coop). With the weather change, egg-laying has slowed to about 1-3 a day. However, the day before yesterday we collected FIVE from the coop. My Reds are currently molting, so they look ridiculous -- of course.

    They are all fairly friendly. Opal, Winnie, and HBC don't mind being held and love to run up to you when you come outside. They were raised with my three small dogs and don't pay any mind to them.
    The Reds lack a bit of a personality, but they are hilarious because they are totally co-dependent and call for each other when they are roaming.

    I really do not want to post them on Craigslist or some place like that. I want someone who is serious about raising chickens and will take good care of them. I have dreamed of raising my own flock for years, but I never dreamed that it would be cut so short. :(

    Here is our coop. It is much nicer without the tarp (I keep it on there on extra cold days like today). It has three laying boxes (accessible from the outside for egg collection), a screened window -- that is removable for easier cleaning, and hatch door on a pulley system. It also has a skylight. It could use a bit of work, as the egg door is a bit weather worn, but it suffices as-is.


    I am asking for a $50 re-homing fee. Serious contacts only, please.
    Feed and pine shavings were purchased last week, DME and Hay Bag are nearly full.
    We have invested much time and love on our flock and we hope to find a home who is willing to do the same.
    Thank you.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2015
  2. Tara K

    Tara K Chirping

    Jun 23, 2013
    Salem MA
    Your in the wrong section, this is the free re-homing section ., you might want to try and post your add in the for sale section since you are asking for money:) which I agree with all the supplies and coop your offering!
  3. reneoy

    reneoy In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2013
  4. Kadu

    Kadu Chirping

    Sep 11, 2014
    Fayetteville, AR
    I might be interested if you could possibly deliver. We have a car, and can't really take the coop. Or I could just take the girls. Let me know =) I know what you feel about your babies. I have a few of my own. Love them to pieces.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2015
  5. CatWhisperer

    CatWhisperer Chirping

    Jun 16, 2013
    northwest Arkansas
    We live in Rogers and think I could make room for your girls. We have 12 (3 boys) and can definitely take them in with the additional coop. Its good living for chickens at our house. We have 1 girl in the house right now cause shes in the middle of a severe molt. Please contact us if they still need a home
  6. reneoy

    reneoy In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2013
    I have sent you each PMs :)
  7. reneoy

    reneoy In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2013
    I just want to inform everyone that my hens found a new home. :) Thanks every one for your help!
  8. Abunari

    Abunari Chirping

    Jan 1, 2015
    Sorry I missed this I would have loved to have them all . Great they haven home now
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2015
  9. Anna M Baggett

    Anna M Baggett Hatching

    Feb 11, 2017
    Hi, was wondering if you still have your coop and chickens available? I am only wanting to buy 2 hens but am interested in your coop and supplies. Please text me if they are still available and if you are willing to sell.
    Thank you.
  10. TalkBahk2Me

    TalkBahk2Me Chirping

    Aug 28, 2016
    FL south west

    Yes, her chickens are rehomed. This post was from two years ago. I doubt they would still have it since they were moving back to Cali.
    Watch for more recent ads :) you'll have better luck with new ones

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