Why is selling these chicks so hard - what would you do?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by happytxchick, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    I took 6 of my momma hen's 9 chicks & put them in a cage to sell tomorrow. As infantile as it seems, I almost feel like crying. Ginger, the hen, gathered her remaining 3 chicks, left the roost, and is hovered in a corner like she's scared the other ones might be taken.

    I have half a mind to text the buyer and tell her I can't sell them. How silly does this seem? What would you do?
     
  2. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    bump;)
     
  3. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    It is always a tough thing to do by taking chicks away from the mama. She will get over it usually within a day or two. Her mind will be focused on caring for the other three chicks.
     
  4. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    thanks for your response...I sure hope so
     
  5. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may help you to think of the fun and joy someone else is going to have with your chicks......................
    Mama hen will be fine..just give her some nice treats....it will make you feel better.........
    Good Luck
     
  6. cami

    cami Out Of The Brooder

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    awww [​IMG] im sorry [​IMG] im gunna have to start selling ALL my chicks soon [​IMG] poor mamas [​IMG]
     
  7. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    We just had puppies and I am already dreading the day I start letting them go to their new homes. We are just a bunch of saps.
     
  8. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickens are NOT emotional....... my friend told me that and it has helped a lot..


    Incubators are easier to sell out of........

    I am glad that you are letting her keep three...
     
  9. sunnyzoopet

    sunnyzoopet Out Of The Brooder

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    the chickens are humam minded
     
  10. AlaskGirl

    AlaskGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The fact that they bully each other makes me less prone to falling apart nowadays. I don't believe they are human-minded. We are known for applying our thoughts to animals.
     

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