So my neighbor called..

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by tpflabs, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. tpflabs

    tpflabs Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Metamora, Illinois
    and told me they had a few of my chickens.. I do free range the laying girls, so I went over to retrieve the birds.. and...
    they were not mine.
    4 little bantam roos
    one Buff brahma, with leg bands..
    and 3 cochin roos
    they are in decent shape, no bugs, they have good feather and were in decent of the cochins does have a bloody comb, but the red cochin seems a bit aggressive.

    WHY would someone dump off roos at a farm that has no other chickens at it?or more importantly, why would some one dump roos?
    I am sad for them..[​IMG]
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:I'm by no means justifying that, but maybe they bought a large number of straight run birds and are unable to have roosters in town. Could be a possibility. At any rate, congrats on the new additions. [​IMG]
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Maybe they are just wanderers...
  4. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

    May 8, 2008
    I ended up with my "basement" rooster Fred because some one dumped him at the barn I was leasing. No other chickens. Just the one rooster. He had just started to crow when he showed up one morning. I had no clue about how to care for a chicken and was only leasing the barn.
    When the crazy property owners showed their true colors I had to take him home with me to my house. He lived in the basement from Dec 1 to the beginning of March. I found him a new home, with other chickens because at that time I had no idea BYC was here and the dh was definitely not keen on having a house rooster. Fred would crow ALL day long.

    The people that dumped(may just wave wandered off the property they belong too?) these birds probably lost their property due to foreclosure. Or may have had the flock without the property owners permission and been forced to "rehome" them. Lord knows it is happening with dogs and cats and such. A flock of chickens? Yeah I can see it
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    I had somebody dump a fighting cock on my place. He was a great rooster. He was good with people, loved my cats (raised 2 kittens), and chased off predators.
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Maybe they saw your chickens and thought they would dump them and hope you would take them in...they just happened upon your neighbors yard first possibly. Poor things!
  7. riderbecky

    riderbecky Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Ottawa Valley
    Quote:For the same reason someone dumps kittens, pregnant cats & dogs, old farm animals, etc...

    They consider them to be unwanted or nuisance animals and they don't have the brains, money or morals to properly rehome or euthanize the animals. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Sorry they were dumped in your lap. What are your plans?
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2008
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'd be sad too, tpf labs.

    I think that someone got busted for illegal birds and said "Oh Look. there's a farm. Farms have chickens" and dumped em.
  9. Quote:I doubt very seriously with such good qualities he was indeed a fighting cock.
    He was just a great game breed rooster!

    Sounds like he found the purrrrfect home!
  10. tpflabs

    tpflabs Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Metamora, Illinois
    What are your plans?

    Well, first they got wormed and sprayed with Adams flea and tick, and then they had some breakfast, and now they seem pretty cozy- I guess they are staying for now.. They all seem very friendly, they don't run away when approached, and the black one is *really* cute, ( and I have a couple of black cochin babies I just hatched) He is laced, not sure which color of lacing.. but he can stay,
    I would love to find homes for the others.. Anyone need a roo??
    but if not they can stay, I just need to get them out of the 6x6 dog kennel - so that means a bigger coop?? [​IMG]

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