Wanted: One docile, cold-hearty young hen to keep our last remaining hen, Peggy, company -- ideas on

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  1. jessicamills

    jessicamills Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everybody-
    I'm hoping for some advice on how to find one young hen (or older pullet) to keep our hen, Peggy, company. She's about 3 years old now and the only survivor of a raccoon attack (Joan & Sally didn't make it).
    Peggy is recovering, but she seems a little addled. We want to adopt (or buy) one egg-laying, or soon-to-be-laying pal for Peggy. Ideally, this pal would be not-too-aggressive, cold-hearty, & a pretty good layer. We think that a docile friend would help Peggy mentally & help keep her warm this winter. We will provide a good home & a newly reinforced coop to keep everyone safe at night!

    We're hoping to find a local hen. We're in Columbus, Ohio, and are willing to drive an hour or so to fetch her.

    My account is too "young" to post on the Buy/Sell/Trade forum -- though I assume that's the appropriate place for this question.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    You can read more about Peggy's plight here: http://bexleychickens.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for your thoughts!!
    -Jessica
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Have you tried your local craigslist?
     
  3. jessicamills

    jessicamills Out Of The Brooder

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    I did post an ad on Craigslist, but no luck so far. I put it in the pets section - may e that's not the right place? There is such a high column of ads there, it gets buried really quickly!
     
  4. Brewsterhens

    Brewsterhens Out Of The Brooder

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    put it in the farm and garden section on craigslist!

    also, if you are on facebook, i would put it there.


    also, look on PETFINDER online. put in your zipcode etc. Animal shelters also usually have chickens!
     
  5. jessicamills

    jessicamills Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, Brewsterhens! I hadn't even thought of petfinder. Unfortunately, there aren't any chickens within a few hundred miles. But I was able to find a few folks on Craigslist & I think something will work out!
     
  6. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    I successfully introduced one pullet to another & typed up a page about it.
    Check out what we did! Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  7. jessicamills

    jessicamills Out Of The Brooder

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    Holy Cow! That's quite a coop you built!

    We found a woman about an hour from us who has a small flock and about 50 years of experience with chickens! She's going to pick out two young hens to come join Peggy. I think it'll be perfect. We're driving up on Wednesday morning to pick them up: one Wellsummer & one Jersey Giant. She said the Jersey has been getting a little too much attention from the rooster lately so I think she'll enjoy coming to live with us. I'm really glad that this is shaping up to be a happy ending for Peggy & hopefully the two new girls too!
    Thanks for the help BYC Community!
     
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    jessicamills Out Of The Brooder

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  9. jerseychicken

    jerseychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed that you have a pile of leaves in the corner of the coop area. do the chickens like to forage through the pile?
     

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