Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SamG347, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    I have decided that I do not have enough time or money to keep as many birds as I'am. I'm selling most of my chickens and ALL of the quail. I'm just to busy with everything else in my life and FEED prices just keep going up. Soon I will be driving and need gas money..etc. So I have decide to rehome most of my birds. I will miss having them and miss working with the quail but for my birds best interest I have decided I need to part with them. I will still be keeping 10 laying hens though.
    Thanks everyone for being there through my whole poultry expirence.....and please check the SELLING FORUMS for my chickens and quail.

    P.S. IM NOT LEAVING LOL...just downsizing!
  2. Bren1222

    Bren1222 Out Of The Brooder

    May 6, 2008
    What a tough decision that had to be for you. I don't blame you. The feed prices are just crazy and I don't think there is any relief in site. Hopefully who every buys them keeps you posted on how your sweet birds are doing.
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    I'm sorry to hear you have to do this but sometimes the decisions we have to make are painful ones. Luckily around here feed is still very affordable and the lady hens are pretty much paying for the feed for everyone with their eggs for now. I'm sure your birds will find loving families who can keep you updated on them.
  4. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I'm sure it's a tough choice. Feed prices really are getting out of control.

  5. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    ahhh Sam

    Feed prices are the same over here, becoming more and more expensive, so I fully understand your must have been a tough choice to make, I would loathe to make that one though.

    Best wishes Linda
  6. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    I'm sorry. At least you realized you need to cut back instead of trying to keep them like some people would have.
    Good luck re-homing them.
  7. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    Thanks all....I'm happy though because I'm still keeping some layers. If I was getting rid of all the birds I would probably be devestated.
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    I'm glad to hear that your at least going to be able to keep 10 of them. I know that is a tough decision for you to make, but I must say it is a very mature one. It takes someone mature enough to realize that it is time to let go of something so wonderful for time and cost reasons. My hats off to you Sam! [​IMG]
  9. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2008
    Easley, SC
    I've felt that way about my goat herd. I've already downsized some but I see the need to continue too. I have had such a time about it. I just can't seem to see me being able to feed them all through the winter with the way prices are now. So I understand what you mean.

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