Raising Backyard Chickens: How to Get Rid of Nuisance Chickens

Yesterday, I received a phone call from Chino the Handyman letting me know he had finally finished building his backyard chicken coop. OH. HAPPY.DAY. Before he could finish talking I cut him off and told him to come on over and The Girl and I would give him four of our older chickens for his coop.

Originally we were only going to give Chino two chickens, Buff and Peter.  Our two trouble makers.  But Lucy and Goosey had been acting up lately so we decided to give them the boot   give them to Chino as well.

Chino and his four little monkeys could not have been happier.  Of course there are two sides to every story, and the chickens may not be so thrilled about the relocation.  But I sure am.

The Girl Who Thinks She’s a Bird and I sent Chino home with a bag of straw and a small supply of chicken feed and are hoping for the best.  We’ll go over to Chino’s house in a few days to check on the hens to see how they are adjusting.

But for now, we are just thrilled beyond our wildest dreams to have gotten rid of found Buff the Wayward Chicken a new home.

See you later Buff!

Have you been thinking about getting a few chickens for your backyard?  Check out the book A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store’s Guide to Chicken Keeping By Robert Litt.  Amazon currently has the book on sale for $12.03

*Amazon prices can change at anytime.


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  1. Kathy says

    Good book rec! It’s written by my midwife’s husband…they have a cute little store here in Portland, too. :)

    I’m cracking up at getting rid of the problem hens. Are the kids bummed at all to see them go? Mine seem SO attached to our birds – I can’t imagine being ‘allowed’ to relocate any of them!

    • Mavis says

      Oddly enough The Girl misses Buff. The chickens are just down the road from us so we can visit them anytime. :)

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