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Re: [Just-Food-City-Chicken-Meetup-NYC] 3 lovely gals need a new home

From: Debbie
Sent on: Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:35 PM
Hi Molly,

We would love to give your girls a home!  Where are you located in NYC? 

We've been raising chickens a bit over a year now, on Staten Island. We have 7 girls; Ozzy (black austrolop), Harriett (Americauna), Thunder (plymouth rock), Cinnamon girl (Cinnamon Queen), Rosie (red sex Link), Amber (not sure of breed) and Patti (after Patti Smith, and not sure of breed), Rosie, Amber and Patti we adopted from someone in Brooklyn, who didn't know what breed Patti and Amber were either) and could no longer care for them. They are awesome girls and after a short re-establishing of the pecking order, when we added them to our original flock, they settled right in with each other, of course we quarantined them for first 30 days, for observation of illness, de-worming, etc. Even though separated from the rest of the girls, they could hear each other over the course of quarantine, and communicated that way, it helped to ease the transition, we think :-)

My first 4 I got from a hen farm in South Jersey, when they were about 10 week old chicks.  We love all my girls, they receive a great home here, and they give us great eggs.. I have brown, white, dark brown and greenish blue eggs (these are from the Americauna).. provides a very nice Easter Basket! They eat organic feed, I get for them, sometimes through crazy goat feeds or a farm right outside of philly area. We also give kitchen compost, supplementation's like good probiotics, yogurt and kefir. Also they get Millet, sunflower & flaxseeds, quinoa, etc.. In summer, we have wild berry bushes that they love to forage on, and they have lots of places to forage on, approx. 100x50 foot of yard, But most important, they get LOVE.

I have them housed in a up-cycled lean to shed, measuring 6x6x4, where they have two levels of shelving/roosts area, hay/alfalfa bedding below, a heat light, and heat pads (when it goes to the single digits), etc..  During the day, they free range while supervised, and also have an enclosed safe run that we have built, which they love!!!   I can provide photo's of all. 

Questions I have to start with, how long have you had your girls?  Have they had any health issues?  Special temperaments or concerns? 

Hope to hear back from you soon,


On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 2:53 PM, Molly Caldwell <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi everyone,
We have three gals - a Black Star (Betsy), an Easter Egger
(Barbarella), and a Buff Orpington (Winnie Honey Bear).
Our building is a mess with two people claiming they have deeds to the
property. We are in court with one of them and soon to be with the
other with the possible outcome of eviction. On top of that, my
neighbors downstairs with whom we share the chickens with are about to
have a baby. As much as we love the girls, we are finding ourselves
overwhelmed with chores (and once the baby comes, fewer hands) and
need to cut back.
We are looking for a good home for them - all three together. They are
good layers and approximately 2 years old. They'll need to be wormed
soon and we can provide both worm meds and antibiotics in case of
other illness. We also have oyster shell and feed,a self-waterer and
hen house we'd be willing to include. We'd prefer experienced
chickeners and would love for them to have as sweet a set up as they
have now.
Please reply privately if you are interested so we don't clog the
board. We are having a hard time saying good bye as we love them!

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