Hi, We got an unsexed run of 12 chickens in April They are Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, beautiful birds. 6 of the 12 were Roosters, and they are now to the point where we have to get rid of them. My wife killed one of them, but was pretty upset about the whole business. We got the phone number of some guy who supposedly takes Roosters and doesn't kill them, but I am pretty sure he wants them for cockfighting. These are nice chickens, they all seem to get along well. They are not really meat birds.
Is there any realistic option for getting rid of Roosters, apart from killing them? Would anyone want these for breeding, or flock protection?
This is a relatively new breed that is still not recognized in the American Poultry Association, but they are apparently becoming increasingly popular. They are very nice looking. They are free ranging in our yard.
Thanks for any tips!