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    Default The Blues Brothers have to go :(

    My cutey little babies need to find new home(s).

    Turns out they are both boy's after all, and having already started crowing, they have been moved from the house to the shed in a bid to get a good nights sleep. (The kid's were complaining, and one of them is sitting exams)
    So my poor little babies have gotta go!

    Anyone wanting to home a gorgeous 9 week old Lavender Pekin Cockeral or 2?

    Hayley as already suggested a place for me to take them, but it's a fair way from me... and limited funds (non-existant really) are stopping me from going there and the fact that I might not ever see them again. However, if one of the forum members can rehome them at least I can keep up with the progress.

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    Looks like another BBQ methinks!
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)
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    Oh no! Sadly it's a risk we take when we hatch eggs or buy very young stock. One of my Rhodie 'girls' is crowing. I bought them at 9 weeks old, but Rhodies are apparently very difficult to sex and I was warned that they couldn't be 100% certain. Fortunately I'm able to juggle the housing arrangements around enough to allow him to stay. I hope you find homes for them both, have you thought of an ad in your local free-ads paper? Insist it goes in the pets section rather than the livestock (though I suppose they might let you put it in both) as lots of people keep Pekins as pets rather than as layers and lavender is a popular colour.
    Into each life some rain must fall........but this is getting ridiculous.

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    Unfortunately it's a fact of life that at least 50% of all hatches will be male. So you have to think in advance what you will do with the male chicks. And you'll never re-home them all. Little Hen Rescue (our local battery hen rescue place) is flooded with unwanted cocks, sadly. I'm afraid we eat all ours, both LF and bantam. I get quite fond of them, especially as most of mine get hand tame, but when the time comes, they HAVE to go in the pot. I don't have near neighbours so could easily keep more cocks than I do, but have a rule that the only cocks kept on are for breeding - oh I do have one old bantam who I made a promise with a long time ago that I would not eat him: there is soft side to me!!!

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    Oh well, a looks like i'll be building them a bunker (low roofed house) for now anyway.
    Gonna have to feed them up and off to the pot they go.
    I just hope they forgive me. I think I'm gonna go off and have a weep, I know it's what needs to be done, just wish I never got too attached to them. Damn these female hormones. lol

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    Yeah, spatchcock time.

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    advertise on bird trader.co.uk

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