Why would people...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BrianT, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2010
    North FL
    ... get rid of four laying black stars? I was at the feed store today and they had four healthy laying black stars in the for sale pen. They were laying eggs just on the bottom of the pen. Why would someone get rid of these? A friend of mine bought them so they got a good home and he gets eggs but I find it odd that someone didn't want to keep them.
  2. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could be that the owner was ill and just couldn't keep them, or maybe they had them and was "caught" and had to get rid of them, or just didn't like being a chicken owner.
  3. cletus the rooster

    cletus the rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    a friend of mine did the same thing.did not realize that there was more to it than giving food and water and collecting eggs.just think how many cats and dogs are at the pound for the same reason [​IMG]
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Also, some people downsize their flocks when they realize they just have too many chickens!!!


    Uh, I hope I never get like that!

    Last edited: Sep 14, 2010
  5. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2009
    Could even have been resulting from a foreclosure. It's good the birds were brought in to find a good home, though.
  6. jeb251

    jeb251 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2009
    Fort Wayne
    Quote:they just have too many chickens!!!
    what do these words mean, I have never heard them before
  7. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    Quote:WHAT!!? Some how too many chickens Doesn't go together in a sentence. [​IMG]
  8. BonnieJean

    BonnieJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2010
    Haha... when we first started in the spring, I told hubby I wanted 4 chickens. Thankfully, he knows how chicken math works and built me a coop that could fit many more than that!
  9. EggHunter_66

    EggHunter_66 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2008
    Box Springs,Georgia
    For the past 6 years I have been working at an animal shelter so I have stopped asking "why" people do what they do a LONG time ago!
  10. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    Quote:they just have too many chickens!!!
    what do these words mean, I have never heard them before

    Lol you are funny. Maybe they ordered something else

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