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Stray Chickens
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Mike    Posted 05-09-2004 at 15:26:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Without warning, I have inherited 3 stray chickens. 2 are solid black and one is a dirty white type. Don't know where they have come from but they are eating my grass seed that I just put out. I discovered today, a nest with 3 eggs..I don't know if these are eating eggs or baby chick eggs..In fact, I don't know anything about chickens. Can someone tell me how to get rid of them?

E. G. HENDRICKSON    Posted 05-10-2004 at 03:00:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Somebody here should be close enough to you to
come and round them up. I`m in NE OKLA. Hens are
easy to get rid of, a local farmer should be glad
to get them!

Pet Chickens    Posted 05-09-2004 at 17:43:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
No, don't pet them, make them pets. Give them names, make little collars for them, make a little house with their names on the side and teach them to feed from your hand. Then when the inspectors arrive, you can argue there not chickens, their pet birds from Easter.
Confuse the inspectors every way you can. Keep them on edge. Threaten to countersue every time they even mention court. Stay on the offense. That's the only way we will keep this country ours.
Chas in Me

KellyGa    Posted 05-09-2004 at 18:24:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
HEY! Now that is a great idea! Mine ARE pets ya know. :) They all have names too. :) The buffs names are Little, Popcorn, Nugget, Sunshine, and sweetie Pie, and yes I can tell them apart, lol. The speckled sussexes names are Misty, Raine, Dottie, Summer, and Spring. They are only 7 weeks old, so the only one we named is Misty. She is the smallest, she needed a lot of care, would have starved if it hadn't been for us dedicating every minute to keeping her turned over. She kept flipping over, and couldn't get up, but she ate and drank fine. One day, she just righted herself, and never looked back!

Heres the buffs    Posted 05-09-2004 at 18:28:37       [Reply]  [No Email]

I dont have recent GOOD pics of the others, they didnt turn out, got too close.

KellyGa    Posted 05-09-2004 at 16:12:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mike, you need to check your neighbors and see if they are missing some chickens. If not, why not keep them and raise a few chickens? They eat lots of bugs, and their eggs are yummy! I wouldn't want to get rid of them. If you have a fence, clip their wings and put them in it. If you need instructions on how to clip them, let me know, I can tell you how. You have to be careful not to cut bloodfeathers. Its easy, I trim my chickens wings.

Mike    Posted 05-09-2004 at 16:46:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I wouldn't mind keeping them except it's against our subdivisions covenants to have any poultry or livestock. I checked our neighbors around and they aren't missing any chickens. So the eggs are ok to eat? I thought maybe they would roost on them and next we'd have baby chicks..

KellyGa    Posted 05-09-2004 at 16:55:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Probably not the eggs you found. They have been sitting out too long, but if you kept the chickens, and you collected them fresh, amd refrigerated them, they would be fine. Eggs are okay to eat fertilized or unfertilized, most just dont like the fertilized because it has that little red smear in the yolk.

I am not supposed tohave chickens within 600 feet of the nearest house, but I do, my neighbors will be getting free fresh eggs, so they are happy. :) I have lived here for 14 years, and I was tired of not having what I wanted, so this year, I just up and did it anyway. YOu cant see into my back yard at all, so I am not likely to get in trouble.

I get tired of other people telling me what to do in my own house and yard, covenants are criminal!!! I hate it, I mean, your paying for your house, not them! I wouldkeep them anyway, but then, I am stubborn and gonna do what I want, lol.

Mutt    Posted 05-09-2004 at 15:40:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Put them in a skillet, won't be long till their gone.

sharon g.    Posted 05-09-2004 at 15:39:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Invite them to dinner!

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