Need Advice, what would you do?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Domestic_goddess, May 13, 2011.

  1. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I few weeks ago, a family friend asked if she could buy a rooster from me. I hesistated, but agreed. I had 8 and knew that at some point, they would have to go. I'm having a hard time finding them homes, no one wants them. Well she told me today, that it died 3 days later! I raised for 10 weeks, it was thriving and doing very well, and in 3 days she killed it! Today she had the nerve to ask me about buying another. My gut tells me no way...because I know it's fate. What would you do?.......But if I keep them, atleast 3-4 of them will be raised for meat, but that will be food to feed my own family. It might be wishful thinking, but my hope is to find them all good homes.
     
  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep them yourself.
     
  3. spotstealer

    spotstealer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did she say why it died? I would find that out before I even think about giving/selling another.
     
  4. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well she said a skunk got it, but I think I know the real reason. Thier 5 yr old grandson is staying with them, and I think he was rough with it!
     
  5. llaaadyel

    llaaadyel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would ask her what happened with the other rooster. Although unlikely, maybe it really was just a coincedence that it died. Sometimes a chicken seems to be doing really well and dies very suddenly for what seems to be no reason. I know how hard it is to find homes for roosters. I had to rehome one a few months ago and it was hard to find it a home.
     
  6. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Nop not a coincedence....she said a skunk got it, but I think I know the real reason. Thier 5 yr old grandson is staying with them, and I think he was rough with it!
     
  7. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Follow your gut...
     
  8. YYZ

    YYZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are skunks meat eaters?

    Even if they are i would be hesitant on selling her another after only 3 days.
     
  9. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Skunks are horrible chicken killers!
     
  10. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mmaddie's mom :

    Follow your gut...

    I knew that, just needed reassurance! Thank you.​
     

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