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« on: August 14, 2008, 09:11 »
Hi,

I've just been visited by the local fox, and my proud cock has been killed. Found the body, so will be having him for dinner tomorrow (my birthday party - great birthday present, not!!).

I'm assuming his 2 girls are still ok, though they haven't come back yet, so I need a new cock. Does anyone have one that needs a new home in North Wales? I can't afford to buy one, but the hens need a cock to look after them.
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 09:35 »
Welcome to the forum :D

Would have thought you will have your hand bitten off on here. People are always looking for good homes for their excess cocks. Sorry, I only have ducks :lol:
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 09:40 »
So sorry to hear about your visit :(

I have some Buff orps but as yet haven't let me know who's what sex wise they're only 11/12ish weeks old   :lol:

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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008, 10:06 »
Have you tried Freecycle Martin?  We sometimes get unwanted cockerals on our local ones.

I've got 3, but they are only 8 weeks old!!!

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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008, 10:35 »
Thanks everyone. Hopefully someone has one. I'll try Freecycle too.

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2008, 10:44 »
I am in Sth wales but know of some around Tregaron that are going free to good home.

If this is close enough drop me a PM and I'll give you her telephone number. :)

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2008, 10:59 »
That's a bit too far for me I'm afraid. Thanks for the offer though.

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2008, 11:44 »
The weekend after next, I'll be travelling up the A55, I can drop you off  a young one, on the way.

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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2008, 15:05 »
I hate to be the pessimisst here but foxes don't leave their kills unless they have killed more than they can carry . . .  :cry:
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2008, 15:13 »
Quote from: "martinscottage"
Does anyone have one that needs a new home in North Wales? .........  the hens need a cock to look after them.


 :shock: He didn't do a very good job of that then  :(
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2008, 18:14 »
Bodger, I may take you up on that!! One hen has returned, so hoping the other one comes back before nightfall.

Woodburner, foxes will leave their kills if they are disturbed, and as I rushed out with my dog as soon as I heard Cocky squawking I think we can assume the fox was disturbed. He left the body at the base of a tree, presumably before he/she jumped the fence and fled.

Aunt Sally, he was big and obvious, and so the obvious target for a hungry fox, so if one was being anthropomorphic one could say he sacrificed himself for his girls. Of course, that would be ridiculous, but hey ho.

Hopefully I can get another one that is just as magnificent. No idea what type he was, but he had creamy speckly feathers and a lovely irridescent black tail.

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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2008, 19:16 »
Oh bodger, are you travelling to Chester?



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