Three hens in the Seattle area

Discussion in 'Animals In Need of Free Re-Homing' started by squirlbait, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. squirlbait

    squirlbait Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    We are looking to re home our three hens. Two of them (barred rock and Easter egger) are about 4 years old, but laying consistently. The little bantam is an unknown age as she just showed up at our coop one day- she lays pretty well, too. Maybe 4 eggs a week. They are all healthy. The barred rock is broody right now, but other wise all is well with them. We had a great cat that was a ratter and kept the pests under control, but he was hit by a car. The rats are thrilled and we are not, so we're looking to re home them. We considered culling them, but they are laying so well it seems like a shame to do so.

    Thanks for reading,

    Megan
     
  2. faunadocpam

    faunadocpam Out Of The Brooder

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    Would you be more specific about your location please?
     
  3. squirlbait

    squirlbait Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, sure, we are in Seattle, in the Beacon Hill neighborhood.
     
  4. faunadocpam

    faunadocpam Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! We live in rural Pierce county, out by McKenna. If you don't find someone closer who wants them maybe we could meet halfway? Almost all our chickens are "retirement age" but we have the perfect place for them to enjoy their golden years - acreage at the foot of Mt. Rainier where they can free range in safety behind an electric fence and then put themselves to bed at night in the coop with doors that shut automatically at dusk. Our chickens are strictly pets, although if they want to help with the gardening that's OK too.
    Pam
     
  5. squirlbait

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    Okay, Pam. That sounds like a wonderful chicken set-up! We'll see if there is any other response. I really appreciate the offer to take them and to meet halfway.

    They are great girls. We are not happy about losing them. By coincidence our friend's little girl was bitten by a rat at the same time that we started seeing more rat activity. We have an 18 month old and I am much more concerned about things like this now :( :(
     
  6. squirlbait

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    I haven't had any luck, Pam. Do you still think you'd be interested?
     
  7. faunadocpam

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    Sure. I'll PM you with contact info.
     

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