Looking for EE pullet in SE Michigan

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  1. justcelia

    justcelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking for a very young EE pullet in Troy MI area.
    I had to find a new home for the EE cockrel we rescued and now am dreading not having a chicken
    in the yard. We cannot have roosters in Troy (Grrr).
    I am thinking of EE because of this ones docile temperment. Not looking for eggs so much as just
    having a lovely chicken to run around with our Yorkie mix. (these two get along great!)
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks!
    Celia
     
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Because they're mutts, the temperament of EEs varies widely. You might check in on the Michigan thread though, there are a few members in your area who frequent it who may have something that would fit your needs.

    Another option, if you're very attached to your current cockerel would be to caponize. He would not crow then, and would technically be a capon, not a rooster. [​IMG]
     
  3. justcelia

    justcelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never even thought of that!!! How do I go about doing it/getting that done???
    That would be perfect! I really want to keep this guy!!!!
    Thank you so VERY much!
     
  4. justcelia

    justcelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was reading thu the threads about caponizing. Some are saying he would still learn to crow.
    I also notice that I would NOT be the one doing the surgery! WOW!
    I will look around for a vet that will do it.
    Have you caponized and did he not crow?
    Thanks for your help!
    Celia
     
  5. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    I do not caponize, personally, for my uses, I can't justify the starvation period. I think most capons don't crow, but they can. If he's older he may be more likely to crow anyway. If you're really attached to him you could give it a shot though. If not, let him go. Good Luck!
     
  6. justcelia

    justcelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Olive Hill. I am NOT changing this cockerel. he is perfect the way he is!
    I am having no luck finding a couple of pullets. I posted the "schematics" (DRAWINGS) of what I hope to be a good chicken tractor.
    Could you take a look and give me your input/feed back? I want happy healthy chickens.
    Thanks so much for your help. (it's in the coop design area)
    Thanks again. You have been VERY helpful!

    Celia
    Soon to be chickenless (But NOT for long!
     
  7. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Sure will. I also responded to you over on the MI thread. Hopefully you can find something soon. [​IMG]
     

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