- Apr 20, 2008
It was a friend of mine...well, more of an acquaintance but were trying to get together more and do more since we both have lots in common. Well she called me today and she had a bunch of welsummers that she got from someone. She said they were going to butcher because they are all roos. Her friend only kept a few of the "hens" that she got from the bunch but couldn't find it in her heart to butcher the roos so she GAVE them to my friend and all they ask is two chickens worth of the meat. Well she asked me to come look at them because she found an egg in one of her garbage barrels that had been filled with straw and she wanted to see if I could pick out the hen for her. LOL Well, as soon as I got there I looked at the 12 roosters and told her UMM EVERY single last one is a henALL OF THEM! Can you believe she just got 12 POL hens for FREE?! LOL Well, now...here is the problem. She said she owes this lady 2 chickens worth of meat to her and is she knew they were all hens she would want them back. This women got 15 total birds and only kept 3 that she thought were hens. She was new to chickens too obviously. I'm only a year into chickens but being on this forum I KNOW these are all hens for sure. NO hackle feathers at all. Nothing resembling a roo especially since these chickens are already 6 months old. This women wants to go to the store and just buy the chicken meat to give to her. I told her to be honest and let her know (she is a friend) and maybe she will let her keep one or two. What is your opinion to this problem?