should I buy them?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hchorselover, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. hchorselover

    hchorselover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First I would like to say that I don't know what category this would be in but the reason I put it in this one is because it would a behavior if the rooster caused the missing feathers...?
    okay so when I was going into the pet store and I saw two barred rock chickens (grown, one rooster, one hen) and I don't know if i should get them or not because the hen had missing feathers on her back (just a small patch) and I don't know if it was the rooster that hurt her or if she was sick or just molting. I don't know weather to buy them or not because I don't want a mean rooster or a sick hen... so what's your opinion? Yes or No
     
  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Personally I would never buy any grown birds when I have no idea of their history. The fact that they don't look 100% healthy just reinforces that, you could end up bringing all sorts of nasties back to your flock. I vote a big no.
     
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  3. hchorselover

    hchorselover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the advice I did't think i should but i just felt so bad for them! [​IMG] But i need to think about my other chickens first. I would NEVER want to give them any dieses!
     
  4. animalbaby4everandalwyz

    animalbaby4everandalwyz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No i would not.. but knowing me i would just because i feel sorry for them but then feel bad when i give something to my other chickens... she has probably lost the feathers because he is "doing his thing" alot...so i would not get them ... But I always hate to see chickens like that ....
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Iagree with the others, nope!
     
  6. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also agree!!
     
  7. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with NO
     

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