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Melbourne Fl hens to good home

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by sunnyb2u, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. sunnyb2u

    sunnyb2u Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, Its been about 2.5 yrs now of chickening and its been great but unfortunately we've lost some hens to predators. The constant battle to keep squirrels from eating the chickens' food is also getting to be too much. We only have 2 hens left, Franny (RIR) and Janie (EE), both are laying, Franny about 1 a day and Janie about 1 every other day. Am wondering if anyone would be interested in them, they would be free to a good home. I also have a coop I'd be willing to part with. Thanks!
     
  2. RonoKT

    RonoKT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in London UK so I can't take them, but I know someone who has just moved to Melbourne from Brisbane where she kept chickens, I'll see if she would be interested.
     
  3. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Melbourne Florida
     
  4. RonoKT

    RonoKT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]didn't know there was a Melbourne in Florida.
     
  5. sunnyb2u

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    Thanks so much!
     
  6. sunnyb2u

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    lol yes its true, there really is, some locals call it Melboring tho :)
     
  7. sunnyb2u

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    hmm maybe you're thinking Melbourne Australia? I'min Melbourne Florida USA :)
     
  8. sunnyb2u

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    Thanks, need to remember to put FL!
     
  9. RonoKT

    RonoKT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks really nice in Google! What predators do you have?
     
  10. sunnyb2u

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    All kinds and depending on the age of the chickens... snakes, weasels, rats, owls, hawks, raccoons and I've heard foxes. Hardware cloth, not just chicken wire, is a must!
     

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