New Member Looking for an Egg Layer

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lexir1897, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Lexir1897

    Lexir1897 New Egg

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    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?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Have you tried local animal control shelters? They sometimes have poultry.
     
  3. Lexir1897

    Lexir1897 New Egg

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  4. Lexir1897

    Lexir1897 New Egg

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    I have not. The shelter by my house relocates chickens and poultry to an animal rescue
     
  5. chickchick56

    chickchick56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could try the animal rescue
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    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.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    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!
     
  9. chickchick56

    chickchick56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome and good luck
     

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