A Rooster! Now What?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pdxblossom, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. pdxblossom

    pdxblossom Out Of The Brooder

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    It's official. My black australorp is a roo - forbidden in this city. He's 4 - 5 weeks old and I love him, he's so sweet.

    Before I got the chickens I thought "No big deal if I get a roo, we'll eat him because that's what people do." It was really important to me to take ownership of my role in the food chain. The deal I made with msyelf was that if I couldn't eat one of my birds, then I would stop eating meat all together.

    Well, I can't even deal with the idea of killing him when he gets older. Part of me wants to keep him and see if I can get away with it. Maybe the neighbors won't turn me in - they are chicken people after all. But that doesn't feel right either. Then there is the option of finding a new home for him. But craigslist has a million listings for free or $10 roosters and there doesn't seem to be enough takers.

    I don't want to give him way right now - I still want to watch him grow. But I don't want to get more attached.

    Anywone face the same dilemma? What did you do? Any BYC fans in the Portland area who want a BA roo?
     
  2. MakNugget

    MakNugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in PDX too, and I'm holding out until the fat lady (roo?) sings. Mine is at 14 weeks and the jury is still out.

    If it does turn into a roo, the place I got the chicks will find it a "good" home. Either that or give it hormone therapy and deal with a tranny chicken, LOL.
     
  3. pdxblossom

    pdxblossom Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, it is Portland. I was thinking about telling people who had rooster issues to leave my transgender child alone!
     
  4. Peppermint

    Peppermint Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, it all sounded lovely to take a responsible role in the food chain, after all--I pay A LOT of money for organic free range chicken. But now that I'm faced with 2 roos out of 6 birds...if they would magically escape the fence and come back as cooked chicken...but seriously, neither me or my husband can "do the deed".
     

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