Weird questions from people on Craigslist?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Frogtown, May 26, 2010.

  1. Frogtown

    Frogtown Back 40 Farm

    Aug 16, 2007
    South Carolina
    Anybody get these? I have posted some odds and ends on Craigslist, and I end up with people asking me weird questions. Example how are they rated for egg production? How old are they? We are only interested in females, have 7 hens already who are mild mannered. How would yours fit with our girls?

    These are the questions I was asked about two white cochin cockerels I had posted.
  2. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    I don't think the population at large know what a cockeral is. I finally started just calling them all roosters. Or boys and girls. Cuts down on a lot of explaining. [​IMG]

    Even with a very self explanatory post, I still get all sorts of random stupid questions. When I advertise roosters, I always put in bold print that I do not have hens at this time. I still get all sorts of emails asking about hens for sale. If I have a pair for sale, I put that I will only sell the hen WITH the rooster. Still get the "I want to buy your hen". Nope. You don't get her without him. That's why I advertised a "pair". [​IMG]

    I could go on and on. Just ignore the bozos. I figure if they are too dumb to read the ad, then I probably don't want my chickens going there anyway.
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] Gotta love Craigslist. Blame the egg laying female cockerels. They're trouble you know. [​IMG]

    Imp- Here, people were getting robbed & murdered over craigslist ads. At least they got caught.
  4. Hi! I deal with 'unusual personalities', 'quirky people', and just downright nuts, better than my husband does. Some of my best friends fall in the 'downright nuts' category.
  5. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Add the word rooster... some people just don't get it.

    I've had people ooooh and ahhhhh over the fact my chickens lay eggs we can eat?! They don't need to be treated like the store ones? [​IMG] I mean really, what has happened in this world today they just don't understand how things work. [​IMG]
  6. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    Quote:me and a friend of mine comparing notes one night decided we were "nut magnets" oh well as long as I know why usually my special folks just need someone to listen to them for a while it used to drive me crazy until I discovered it is part of my vocation [​IMG]
  7. Quote:You saw Chicken Run right.... promises all the eggs HE'LL lay in a month... dumb rodents.

    Just sad that there are humans that dinghy. Scary is that they're breeding.
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Just say " young roosters" rather than cockerel. If they still think they lay eggs, then there's not much hope.
  9. my special folks just need someone to listen to them for a while

    That may be it, I'm a good listener.
  10. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I've got two GQF Sportman incubators on CL right now and some guy emailed me and asked would I trade for anything. I emailed him back and said yeah, I'll trade for cash.

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