How far would you go for a $5 Rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by RWise, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. RWise

    RWise Songster

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    I have been looking for some new DNA for my flock, a splash EE rooster. I had no luck finding one close to me, and made a 5 hour round trip to get this pretty boy. Now for this $5 roo, I spent $60 in fuel, and $6 on toll roads,,, he's about 1 YO
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  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Crowing

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    Went about that far to get a welsummer roo.

    Drove 9.5 hours to pick up a flock of turkeys because I couldnt find them local.

    If it is what you needed and or wanted then the prices and time will all be worth it for the enjoyment you get out of your roo.
     
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  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

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    haha - I seriously considered a road trip to Montana for a flock. We are crazy...without a doubt but the reason you and I come to this page...is there are a lot of crazy people with us and this hobby.

    He is beautiful! I think you got a bargain!
     
  4. PennyM

    PennyM Crowing

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    We traveled an hour round trip for our chickens because we wanted older pullets, not chicks! If he is worth it to you, then it was worth it! He IS beautiful!
     
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  5. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    I think that's what I drove to get my pullets. I did not want day old chicks shipped because our weather and post office are terrible. It was over 2 hours one way to a farm in the middle of nowhere.
     
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  6. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    We drove a 6 hour round trip to a hatchery last month to spare our chicks the stress of being mailed..
     
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  7. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Songster

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    He's beautiful!

    I live in Texas. We'll drive 5hrs round trip to a lot of things if we think it might be interesting enough.
     
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  8. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    We gotta do what we gotta do. How can it be crazy? Sound fine to me. :ya :oops: :ya
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  9. RWise

    RWise Songster

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    I can hardly wait to see how he handles the ladies, then when the bator is empty!
    It was a nice drive into Arkansas, and they are certainly expanding, new roads everywhere! I hope he works out to be a good rooster, only time will tell now.
     

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