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 Hi all, I started a project with my teenage son. It was to build a incubator, hatch chickens and raise them for eggs.

Everything is going as planned except 3 of the chickens hatched are roosters. For many reasons, I would like to find these three roosters a good home. The fertile eggs were acquired from the University of Illinois ag school, and the breed is a nice new Hampshire red and Delaware mix.

 Much of the family is now involved in the project and we have gotten many ideas from this site. I look forward to talking to you all and will post pics of our setup.

post #2 of 8

Hi,

Looking forward to seeing pics and congratulations on the success of your project!

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post #3 of 8

Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

 

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If you are looking to rehome your roosters, you can try posting them here: http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/35/chickens-8-weeks-older

or here if they are free: http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16182/animals-in-need-of-free-re-homing.

 

You can also try posting them on your state thread on BYC or craigslist to try and find someone local that might be interested.

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Sassafras Grove Farm

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Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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post #4 of 8

you need to have 20 posts before you can participate in the BYC  Bull, sell, trade forum, in any capacity - ie., free animals for rehoming.

 

There is a tremendous glut of  roosters on the market, with most folks only successful in placing them IF they don't ask why someone wants them.  Generally they will become dinner but, there is always a slight risk they would be used for shady dealings.  This is a situation we are asked about many, many times a day from posters.

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post #5 of 8

:welcome

 

It sounds like your hatch went well. I wish you luck finding good homes for your roos.

 

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

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post #6 of 8

Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm sorry about the excess of roosters. The other members have given you some good suggestions for re-homing them. You might also try checking with your local feed store. They may know someone who would like to have them. They may even have a bulletin board you can advertise them on. You can also try checking with your local 4h. Some of the students may want them. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in re-homing your roosters.

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #8 of 8

Congrats on the chicks. Are you in Illinois? If so I hope you've joined us on the Illinois thread:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/37/illinois

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