I am getting rescue hens!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by luvmychicknkids, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    [​IMG] OH YEAH!!!! So, I have decided no babies!!! In my diligent search for local babies I found a man who will be getting rid of his Tyson laying hens in a month or so. Said if I just wait for chickens until then I could have.....free.....as many as I want. I wish I could take them all. [​IMG] However, I will definitely sleep easier knowing my girls come from a bad life to a great one and will now be loved and pampered. Gonna do some serious reading on how to get them adjusted and be 100% prepared when they get here. Just a quick "first" question, how long will I need to quarantine them before introducing them to my current sweeties? I know I will need to clean them up, dust them for mites, and so much else. It will be so worth it to help a chickie in need. Oh, and the best part, he said his chickens are not de-beaked!!!!
  2. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    Quote:That is so sweet. You are giving them so much! [​IMG]
  3. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * There was a thread just posted bout 2 days ago on quarantining newcomers. . . I don't know how to post links to anything. The title was "quarentine" though, so hope you can find it. [​IMG]
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    What your doing is so awesome. Its great you will be taking in those girls. If you do a search for quarentine you may find what yourr looking for. I know that you should keep them seperated from you established flock for at least 3 weeks. Do you have other chickens?
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2008
  5. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Good for you on the rescue !!
  6. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    I would quaratine them for a month.
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Yes, I feel like it is certainly the right thing to do. I still have tha that "I want to feel tiny babies" thing going on, but in the end I know it will be worth it. Besides, I think I enjoy holding my big chickens more than I did when they were little.....so sweet and substantial. [​IMG]

    Thanks......I will read it (may have already) really wondering if these guys are MORE of a danger to my other chickens than healthy free range type or hatchery chickens. I know they are SUPPOSED to be there for food so we might think they have less, I am inclined to think they would be far more succeptible to disease and such?

    Yeah, I have 7 hens and a rooster and I certainly don't want my little darlings to get sick. A month sounds good....I would rather err on the side of caution.
  8. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    OMG!!!! [​IMG] I am SOOOO excited for you!!!! Maybe I could take some too or other Arkies. Not sure how far away you are from me but I'd be willing to drive. I have rescued broilers [​IMG]

    You are doing an amazing thing, luvmychicknkids! [​IMG]

    There is a yahoo group for owners of ex-battery hens. I am on it (even though I don't have ex-batts) http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/ex-battery-hens/
  9. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Oh, hooligan, that would be wonderful!!! I was really wishing there was a way to help more of them. I live in Western Grove which is just South of Harrison. Not really sure where he is located, but he has a feed store here so I assume it is around here somewhere. Right now I just have his # and instructions to call back in a few weeks to make sure of when he is changing them out. I think every day it makes me even more sad, knowing I have to wait to get them. Anyway, stay in touch with me and I will let you know when it is time and see if you are able to get some.
  10. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    That is sooo wonderful of you. [​IMG] They may not be as demonstrative as the chicks you have now, but they will be soooooo appreciative that you saved them.

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