Rehomed the Roos!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Whisper, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Whisper

    Whisper Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, I know, I sound way too cheerful, but I have a small 4x8 backyard coop, and I had 19 chickens in it . . . 11 of whom were roosters! I finally bit the bullet this week and posted an ad on Craigslist.

    The result? I managed to rehome my alpha roo along with my last remaining mature hen, then another fellow took 8 of my young cockerels off my hands this afternoon. I went from 11 restless overcrowded roosters and 8 bullied hens down to 2 young bantam cockerels and 7 much more relaxed pullets.

    Now I have room to buy the Leghorn pullets that I've been wanting, yay.

    And blah, I am so not buying any more straight run chicks until I have a MUCH bigger place.
     
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't sound too cheerful to me. You sound suitably thrilled. [​IMG]

    I would be, too. I'm trying to rehome roosters myself, so I know the feeling.

    Congrats!
     
  3. jaboo81

    jaboo81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be happy, sounds like you will enjoy going out to the coop again![​IMG]
     
  4. RM44

    RM44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! Enjoy the peace in the coop. I've rehomed roosters too, and it's not easy.
     
  5. KingSpeck

    KingSpeck Out Of The Brooder

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    We had to get rid of our one and only rooster and we are MUCH happier without him. He sure was beautiful, but with two small children it sure makes it easier to play in the back yard without him stalking us.
     
  6. Whisper

    Whisper Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, it's made it fun to go near the henhouse again! Thanks!
     

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