Thanks so much for the reply.
I neglected to say that our council does not allow the keeping of roostes so unfortunately I'll have to get rid of any roosters when I get new chicks
But the idea of selling older hens on fragility really is appealing so I will try that avenue.
I was thinking the offer to give them away was an idea - but I was thinking that they would likely end up culled unless it went to a family who really just wanted a pet.
Oh, don't get me wrong - if I think they are my pet, then theres no way there are ending up on someones...
I'm relatively new to chicken keeping. When I was younger I had a flock of Rhode islands for about 6 years but never really was concerned about culling. When I had roos, I would end up selling them at the local markets stall.
I got back to chicken keeping because I wanted to give...