New Member Looking for an Egg Layer

Lexir1897

Hatching
Jul 23, 2016
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Twentynine Palms, CA
I hadtwo hens a rooster (as well as three ducks). Last night, a coyote got into my yard and made off with one of my hens. Now I am looking for another hen to replace her so her sister would be over-mated. The issue is that I am extremely low on funding and I can't find a free or cheap hen anywhere near me. Can anyone help me?
 

sourland

Broody Magician
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11 Years
May 3, 2009
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Have you tried local animal control shelters? They sometimes have poultry.
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Aug 26, 2009
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Out to pasture
A rooster can handle 10 hens. Even if you get a replacement for the one that was taken, two hens will still get overbred and physically damaged.
It would be better to get rid of the rooster. Maybe you could trade him for a hen.
 

redsoxs

Crowing
8 Years
Jul 17, 2011
25,643
2,074
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North Central Kansas
Welcome to BYC. Craigslist is another alternative. Lots of people trying to re-home chickens. Better quarantine whatever you get if you go that route so you don't import a disease and sicken your existing birds. Good luck to you!
 

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