Unwanted chicks after Easter

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GardeNerd, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    I saw a woman in the feed store on Thursday buying ducks for her preschoolers. I could tell the owner didn't really want her to buy any that day without her buying a heatlamp and other stuff to keep them alive more than a few days. Aggh! I worried about the ducklings future knowing how much work it has been now that I've had baby chicks. Then I saw this ad. I saw it on craigslist and thought what a great idea for new chicks/ ducks and rescue some them at the same time. I would do it too, but I have 6 which is already too many. I might try it next year! Anyone else ever do this?

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/wan/1107607032.html

    It said:
    Around this time of year, many families decide that it will be cute to put a live chick or duckling in their children's Easter basket as part of the celebration. I won't deny that they are adorable, but most families are not prepared to actually raise them in the long run. If you do decide to get these little fluff-balls but then don't want to raise them, please think of me. I will accept any bird, gender/breed/age does not matter, and I will give it a good home. I already have two beloved ducks and 5 great hens, so I know how to care for them and give them a good life.
     
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  2. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
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    thats such a good idea! i feel bad for all the little chicks and ducklings that won't have good homes because of the "easter spirit"
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    WOW what a great idea!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been thinking the same thing myself. How wonderful that someone is trying to make a better life for these little ones!! My chickens are beloved members of the family, I couldn't see putting one in an Easter basket to be cute.

    Sonja
     
  5. blueoval1

    blueoval1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel bad for them too Who knows what is going to happen to them after easter or if they make it till after easter. [​IMG]
     
  6. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    I want to do there here where I live. I was a a feed store this morning and they already sold out of all their colored chicks and in the matter of a few hours sold 13 bunnies. You know in a few months when they all get bigger and not cute they will be homeless. I cannot take them all.

    I just hate it. [​IMG]
     
  7. tcwk

    tcwk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a great thing to do, i got my hands full with 12 chicks right now, wish i would of waited until after Easter.
     
  8. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

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    In south jersey on craigslist I have seen ads renting chicks
    or bunnies for 1 or 2 weeks. They come with cage, feed and heat lamps

    others are selling chicks for $5 and offering to buy them back for $1
     
  9. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is especially awesome for someone wanting to get a whole bunch of different breeds adn wanting to do something nice and helpful at the same time [​IMG]
     
  10. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I might do something like that. Get them and possibly keep them or try to find good homes for them. I know a lot of people that are friends and family that have been dieing to have chickens of certain breeds. And I know myself wouldnt mind a few more. Even though my hubby would kill me. lol. I have a huge brooder with only 4 chicks in it right now. I could spare room for more. Think I will post one in my area.
     

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