I found myself in an interesting position tonight. I have been hatching some eggs and like most prefer females. To be honest the males will be food, not for myself but to who I give them to. I will try to keep as many males alive as possibe but having 50 50 split between roosters and hens is not something I am interested in.
Although sad, its the most popular scenario. However tonight I was contacted by someone who wanted some chicks and for what ever reason I had an iffy feeling. I asked if they wanted only females and they didnt care which to me meant he was using them for "snake" or some other animal for food. I couldn't do it, to me there pets and that doesn't allow for a controlled painless death etc.
What is worse, letting a rooster grow just to eat or doing that while its young? Interested in your thoughts.
Sorry if this offends anyone, I know it's a touchy subject.