I'm all done....(remaining) chickens for sale...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by JoeOxfordCT, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. JoeOxfordCT

    JoeOxfordCT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,

    Lost yet another Buff today to a hawk. I'm tired, I'm angry, I'm done.
    I did not get chickens to have to keep them all penned up and locked away all the time.
    I also did not get chickens to feed the local predatory wildlife either.
    I've spent lots of money, time & effort building their coop and contructing their pen.

    I still have 9 RIR pullets which I got as day olds in late August. They should slowly begin laying sometime next month. I also have one Buff baby roo that I got from PurpleChicken in late October.

    $5 a piece.....

    I can turn the coop into a playhouse for my daughter this summer....

    My earlier post in the same problem...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=27603&p=1
     
  2. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where ya at?
     
  3. JoeOxfordCT

    JoeOxfordCT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oxford, CT
     
  4. newchickowner

    newchickowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so sorry to hear of your situation and that it didn't work out for you! :aww
     
  5. JoeOxfordCT

    JoeOxfordCT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks....I see many folks here who've lost many more chickens than I have and still "persevere" but this is not "fun" anymore....I expect them to be work, I have no problem doing the work, but I'm not ready to get into this cycle of losing & replacing stock constantly.....I've had chickens in the past at other houses I've lived in and while I did lose birds there too occasionally, it seemed like I enjoyed the birds more. I didn't worry constantly about them. Whatever.....tired...
     
  6. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ur to far away joe if i had read ur sreen name lol anyway sorry to here ur giving up .
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm sorry. [​IMG]
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Joe,
    I'm sorry to hear that what should have been an enjoyable and satisfying adventure for you turned into a heartbreaking one instead.
     
  9. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
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    I understand what you mean. I'm so sorry I can't come get them. [​IMG] It sounds like you've set your mind, but IF you happen to change your mind... Chicken wire and tposts are an easy, fairly cheep way to build a pen. That's how mine are made.
     
  10. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
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    You do sound frustrated and I really empathize with that and am so sorry for the misfortune. I originally thought you must live in the country but then I re-read your post to see that hawks were your predators and I worry about them too in the city, so I guess it doesn't much matter where you live chickens are apparently pretty high on all the preferred dinner lists. Maybe you can get a bantam or two and keep them as house/patio chickens, some are so small, anyway whatever you decide please stay on the forum. Take good care, Darlene
     

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