Just adopted out 2 puLlets - feeling sad

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gryeyes, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Two of my Much Too Large Flock just went to a good home with another BYCer. These are the first I have ever let go. Because I am addicted to hatching, I HAVE to do something with the chickens I raise. Nobody wants the roosters, so there is still the problem of having so many of them here. But divesting myself of two pullets is a good start. I have another pullet promised to another member of BYC, so I get to do this again, soon.

    It's a Good Thing, I keep telling myself. Pullet or roo, I cannot keep all these chickens.

    The new owners called to say they were home with the Olive-Egger and Light Brahma girls. I so want to "stalk" that member on the forums from now on, just to see how my girls are doing! [​IMG]

    Ah well. I'll get used to Doing The Right Thing.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2010
  2. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN

    It always gives me a little pang too to send them off to their new homes. Perhaps your BYCer friend will send you updates. That makes it easier. [​IMG]
  3. PamB

    PamB Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    [​IMG] At least you can take some comfort in the fact that you know they are in a good home and being well taken care of. [​IMG]
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
  5. bock

    bock Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA
    I know it's hard. [​IMG] Just be glad they went to a good home. I had a bad experience selling 3 OEG roosters on Craigslist. I hate to think about what their lives are like today. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2010
  6. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Songster

    Nov 8, 2009
    Aw, it does sting when you have to say goodbye to creatures that you love, but I agree that you're doing the right thing- clearly, there was a need for some lovely, healthy chickens and you were able to provide them, way to go! And think of how happy the new chicken owners are!
  7. math ace

    math ace Crowing

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    I just sold 4 of my hens because my coop was too crowded. [​IMG]

    Now, the ones that I kept are HAPPIER because they are less crowded. [​IMG]

    Yes, it was hard to get rid of those girls. One I raised from a week old chick. [​IMG]
    All were 8 - 12 months old.

    Although I miss my girls, I am glad over my decision because it was the best thing to do for the rest of the flock ! [​IMG]
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Maybe if you call, they'll put your pullets on the phone and you an hear them bawk bawk!!
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I received a very nice, thankful PM from the new owner, with a "settling in" update.

    I'm happy now. But I'm still going to expect posts with pictures, eventually!
  10. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    I know how you feel. This summer we rehomed alot of roos. Didnt have any problem but one. I was so hoping Olive was going to be a girl but the older she got the more I new she was Oliver. Finally Oliver had to find a new home. A lady from a town nearby answered my craigslist ad. She took Oliver a few months later she also took my black australorp Jet. When we took Jet to her she told us how big Oliver was getting and he has some girls and has started to crow. At least that makes me feel better.

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