What should you get rid of?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by onthespot, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    Another post got me to thinking... Somehow I have accumulated a lot of chickens that were not in my original plan. I need to not have so many off brand chickens I think. I have too many varieties and odd unpaired birds right now that I think I should think about finding them a new situation. Birds I have that are exra right now and do not fit my program are 4 Jersey Giants, 2 black wayandottes, 3 RIR (and a cockerel).

    What oddball birds have you ended up with this season that you really have no use for?

    Be sure to post your state.
  2. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2007
    Fair Oaks, California
    i'm in California.

    i'm not a breeder. My birds are for eggs and pets. So i rehome anybody who is a trouble-maker. Right now i have an EE going to a new home tomorrow who did not fit in with my newer Red Star group, and then decided to beat up her only friend, my other EE.

    i have a WCB Polish hen who came with another bantam group i adopted this past summer. She acts shy, but then loves to torment the broodies for some reason. There is one in particular she goes after. She just stands in front of the nest box and pecks at her until i come out and break it up. i'm working on a coop expansion, but if the extra space doesn't solve the problem, she needs to go. Life is too short to listen to screeching chickens all day.
  3. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    A ee cockerel who is just starting to practice breeding. A few more, but they'll go to the show tomorrow.

    EE cockerel free to a good home in western nc. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2008
  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    I had a OEGB/Cochin mutt cockerel, with a skull and brain defect. Fell over one occasions or ran in circles, didnt crow..... just useless down to his scrawny little body. But he was funny. he was found dead one eve , no injuiries. I would still have this useless freeloader.
  5. Chapiniday

    Chapiniday New Egg

    Oct 24, 2008
    I have three Russian Orloff hens that do not fit into my happy hen house!:|
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Do brothers count? I need a new one lol
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Quote:Brothers only count if they lay eggs. [​IMG]
  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I dont think you want to eat the eggs he lays lol
  9. Chapiniday

    Chapiniday New Egg

    Oct 24, 2008
    My dog seems to like those kind of eggs!
  10. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    Concord, NH

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