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I would dearly loooovve to keep him, but my neighbors are
going to catch on soon, he crows a little from time to time
now. Got him from Atwoods, no idea what kind he is, but he really is very, very pretty! He's about 14-16 weeks old, hand raised, but still a banty roo LOL! Free ranges in our yard by day & sleeps in my brand new homemade tractor. Please contact thru post or email.

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love  D

Lashawn
Bartlesville, OK

(I sure hope these pictures load)

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big_smile

OOPS, HERE ARE THE PICTURES (I hope)

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post #3 of 13

My neighbors like listening to my banty roo and now the standard young roo's are beginning to crow, with deeper voices.  I think too many people anticipate a negative result by neighbors and are trying to second guess...instead of enjoying the gift of a great roo in our lives.

He's going to be a beauty, I wouldn't be so eager to let him go.  When our children make noise in the neighborhood, we don't rehome them?


Edited by snowydiamonds - 8/10/08 at 10:18am
Instant gratification lasts just that long...

Geese would be the perfect flock if they laid eggs year 'round
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Instant gratification lasts just that long...

Geese would be the perfect flock if they laid eggs year 'round
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post #4 of 13
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idunno
That is cool. I have a lot of neighbors though as I live in
town. And it would only take one complainer to ruin it for
me and all my sweet birds.  This may be a crazy, ridiculous question, but have you ever heard of getting a rooster
"fixed", neutered??? I wonder if it would make much of a
diff?
Lashawn
Bartlesville, Oklahoma

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Nope, never heard of that and also, he'd have to be silenced for crowing and its such a shame when I've run across dogs that have been debarked, cruelly.  So, guess we're back to an overabundance of roos and it seems a better solution to eat them if we've raised them.  At least we wouldn't have to drown the thoughts of what kind of care/life they have.

I've got some very nice, large roos growing up and am tinkering w/separate cages, have the cages, too, and thinking of separate times they could be out to exercise but realistically, it'll come to the point where I'll need to put them in the pot at some point.  Such a shame, too...yours really is beautiful, too!

OH!  Some roos are quieter than others...that may buy some time...

Instant gratification lasts just that long...

Geese would be the perfect flock if they laid eggs year 'round
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Instant gratification lasts just that long...

Geese would be the perfect flock if they laid eggs year 'round
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post #6 of 13

He is gorgeous!  How friendly is he?  I'm in Tulsa.  I have a little Delaware colored OEGB pullet that would probably love to meet him!  LOL!

Shelly

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Hi Shelly, 
  He is only 16 wks or so. But so far he is very good with my 16wk hen. He follows her everywhere, or at least stays very close by. He never pecks her, & he churtles or talks to her a lot. Oh, and He lets her sleep snuggled underneath him at night. (No signs of actual mating activity yet, but understand the roos grab the girls by the necks, not unlike cats do. YIKES!)  What I really think is cool though, is when he stretches up to be as tall as possible, sticks his chest out & flaps his wings a few times, as if to say, "Look at me, aren't I beautiful" or lucky or something "cocky"like that. smile
  I've not been around too many roos for very long. But apparently, from reading the posts on BYC, sometimes roos can get aggressive when mature. So far, none has shown up. He isn't exactly tame like my silkie babies,  but can be bought for a few mealworms! LOL. He does eat feed or scratch from my or my 6 y/o girl's hand.  We do pick him up(when we can catch him) & stroke his head & neck. He complains a teeny bit at first, but settles pretty fast.
  My dtr and I have worked out a system where we just kind of corral them to go back in their cage-tractor after being out in the yard. We DON'T chase them, but just kinda walk them toward the cage. Most days they've been out long enough that they want to go right back home. But occasionally I'll have to corner the hen, put her up, & then he quite easily is encouraged to walk in the door to be with her.
  I have tried to give you an accurate picture of some of his day to day behavior.  I would dearly love for you and yours to meet him.  No kidding, I like so many others here on the BYC will be taking him to Pel Freeze Processing in Rogers, Arkansas if I can't find him a good home. Which, I don't like but have resigned myself to do. It is just that he does seem to be nice, and he is especially pretty. I believe the way his feathers are marked is called "Lacing". Not 100% sure about that term, but I think it is when the feathers are outlined in a contrasting color. When his full tail and saddle feathers come in, he is going to be a KNOCKOUT!! 
Sorry to be so long winded, but we have had him since May, and as with all of our animals (4 dogs, 4 baby box turtles, 5 goldfish, 8 baby chicks, & one 16wk hen) we have spend a lot of time with him. I would loooove to keep him. Well let me know, &  maybe we can arrange something.
Lashawn
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I am really tempted.  The problem is, I still live in town.  I can get by with the 2 pullets, but if he is loud, the neighbors will hear.  We are negotiating on a house next to our land, but won't know for a little while.  DH would KILL me!  How soon are you taking him to the processors?  I'd hate for him to go!  Maybe if I tell DH I have decided against the Emus, this might go over easier?  LOL!

Shelly

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post #9 of 13

I like so many others here on the BYC will be taking him to Pel Freeze Processing in Rogers, Arkansas


Just wondering where at Pel-Freez do you take them..My brother and I take rabbits there..but have never seen chickens..is this something new?

Don

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post #10 of 13
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DON, 
  The National Sustainable Agricultural Information Service, ATTRA, has an amazing amount of info for small farmers, ranchers, gardeners, educators, etc. They'll even prepare a customized report for you.
From the homepage go to "Livestock" and then "Poultry" to get ALL KINDS OF INFO, most of it downloadable. But here is a link to a list of
several states with SMALL POULTRY PROCESSING PLANTS AND SERVICES:
D      D      D
http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/poultry_processors_main.php

  Initially though, I found out about Pel Freeze by diligent searching on the web. I ran across an article from Pryor, OK about a guy that raises free range organic birds and markets them thru the Oklahoma Coop. The article sited Pel Freeze in Rogers as the processor.
caf
http://www.pryordailytimes.com/agriculture/local_story_179090455.html

   Your right, Pel Freeze has been in the raggit buz for a very long time. Not sure when they started doing chickens but there is NO minimum limit. They do them on everyother monday by appt only. Drop off at 6:30am,  pickup cryovac sealed, frozen on wednesday. They told me if you want them frozen solid, thursday would be a better pickup day. $3.00 a bird to process, 10cents extra per bird to cut it up anyway you want.  And here is a link to Mapquest Pel Freeze in Rogers, AK at 205 N. Arkansas Street. 
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Rogers+Arkansas&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&um=1&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=image

  My contact person, (& believe it when I say it took days and days of persistance to get a good phone number with a human being, let alone the right human being) is  Regina Stow 1-800-223-8751. She was very nice and seemed to know her stuff. Her email is rstowe@pelfreeze
  I did find out though that there is one more small outfit with no minimum in  Kansas. Anco Poultry Processing; 24161 NW Kentucky Rd.
Garnett, KS, 785-448-2239. And they'll do chicken, ducks, turkeys; at $1.55-$1.80 per chicken. I talked to a lady on the phone, she was really nice easy going too.  Ya know, I do personally know people who know how to clean a bird, but noone I know wants to. Sooo, we'll be hauling our extra roos and spent hens to Rogers.
Lashawn
duc
P.S. ANYONE KNOW A LOCAL OR NEARBY SOURCE FOR ORGANIC POULTRY FEED??????   barnie

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