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Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by GAGE, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. GAGE

    GAGE Songster

    May 22, 2010
    I am in need of a rooster, and ideally what I would like is a colorful (multi colorful), friendly, good disposition (have a 6 y/o daughter, 10 y/o son) and if at all possible, a quieter cackle to hang around and breed with our hens. I am new to chickens but am looking to obtain a small (8-10 hens) colorful yet friendly good laying flock of br, bo, ba, rir, glw, slw and ee...wife and daughter would like a silkie as a pet/mother as well. Is this a realistic request?
    I am looking forward to them being egg layers, pets, some being mothers and just another project/hobby for me and my family to enjoy. We have 6 acres in the country so space is not a problem. I am in the process of designing our coop, thinking 8x8 with an approx. 20x20 run as well as some free range when we are home/in the yard and can keep them out of the gardens.

    This site is fantastic, and my daughter and I are like kids at Christmas wanting to get started.

    Started new thread, I am not looking to buy one right now, I am just looking for recommendations for one based on the above wants.

    Thank you everybody.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2010
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    Roosters are free - or can be - I have one you can have - but I don't know where you are.

    He is a 2 yr old banryard mix named Russel Crowes - very friendly, beautiful red color with a white tail.

    PM me if you are anywhere near Dunlap IL.
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Hi Gage, [​IMG]

    PM a moderator and ask them to move this thread to Items Wanted To Buy, which is where it should normally be. Be sure to include your location in the title! Makes a world of difference.

    For instance, I am in southeastern SC- I have roosters, very handsome and colorful blue ones, in need of a home. But if you are in CA, it won't work.

    Glad you could join us here at the chicken candy store! [​IMG]
  4. PaintedGemsRanch

    PaintedGemsRanch Songster

    Aug 15, 2009
    Hamilton, Georgia
    Hi GAGE! [​IMG] Im in Hamilton (by Ft. Benning/Columbus) a bit of a drive but not too far! When your ready feel free to come by our "backyard" [​IMG] I think I have what your looking for, colorwise and personality!! [​IMG]

    Edit: I have BRxRIR (with a crele pattern, beautiful!), BLRW, EEs, Silkies, Cochins, RIR, Buff Orpingtons, BL Polish, D' Uccles, ETC! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2010

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