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Am I strange to want to find a rooster a home?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by spies04, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. spies04

    spies04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I have three roosters two of which were on accident. I want to get rid of one of them who I think would do better in a home by himself. I am not a vegetarian but feel bad if he went to slaughter. I know it is sad but we have the chickens for eggs and our pets.

    Any ideas on how to find him a home? Or is it a lost cause because there are too many in the world and he will eventually end up in the crock pot. Any guidance would be much appreciated. thanks!![​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You can put an ad in our Buy/Sell/Auction area under his age category. You can list him on Craigslist in your local area. You can put an ad on a feed store bulletin board.
     
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it's strange at all! I had to find two of my roosters homes!
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I find homes for all my extras, though at the moment I have one extra boy that I'm having a difficult time finding a home for. He's listed here, on feed store bulletin boards, etc. Sometimes, I have no trouble and sometimes, no one wants them, especially if they are a crossbreed.
     
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first attempt with chickens, 9 roosters!!

    I found homes for all of them....!!
     
  6. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of having chickens for six yrs, I have rehomed 4 roos in all, out of about 19 that is lol. Now there is no way of knowing if those roos that I sold were eaten in the end or not but is out of my control anyway. Out of the ones that were left, 11 we eat, one died of old age, one is head roo right now and I am trying to find homes for the last two. My pointÂ… it can be done lol
     
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  7. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Join the "ROO LOVERS CLUB"! I, too, will rehome a rooster before killing. I eat chicken........JUST NOT MY CHICKENS! Each and every one of our chickens are PETS. We adore them. We treat them as part of the family. They have names. They get treats EVERY day. In fact, absolutly NOTHING makes me happier than going outside and being greeted by my flock. Just love it when they follow me around the yard. Don't even have to call them anymore......they just come a running anyway.

    I'm glad to see you are going to find your roo a home. Just be careful (If you are really concerned about it being killed), as to who you give it to. I have given away several of my birds...but I always call and check in with the new owners just to make sure they are doing ok (and to make sure they still want them and aren't gonna pass them on to someone who would eat them).

    Ways to find good home:
    1- You can use the selling/buying part of this forum
    2- Craigslist.com
    3- check to see if there are chicken swaps or local livestock auctions near you
    4-tell everyone!!!


    We have a local livestock auction near us. The first time I went I got very upset. I didn't like it at all because they had chickens in cages and would bid on them. I found it so disheartening. BUT.....after a bit I realized most of the people attending this auction were good people who raised chickens as a hobby. Now, not EVERYONE had poultry as a hobby......but MOST did. Now, I really enjoy going because there are some good looking birds. I have even bought a few from the auction. You just have to be careful when you buy from an auction because you could be bringing disease home to your flock. Therefore, I always keep them seperate for a month.

    Do a google search for your area and poultry or livestock auction and see what you come up with!

    Best of luck! and congrats! [​IMG] You are saving a roo!
     
  8. spies04

    spies04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for all of the great posts -- I do appreciate each one of them!! You have given me hope. We also raise our chickens as pets and for the eggs with them all having names with their personalities. I will do everything I can to find him a good home. I had someone contact me who is looking to reproduce her Buffs. We are just waiting to see if it will work out geographically to get him too her. Thanks again! If this doesn't work out, I plan to go forward and find him a home.
     
  9. LisaAnnW

    LisaAnnW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We love all our chickens too, but already had seven roosters when we walked into the feed store last month. What do you think we came out with? A cute little Brahma bantam rooster someone had just brought in. They lived in an area where they couldn't risk having their cover blown. My daughters begged, and $5.00 later we had another rooster! He may be little, but he has a big personality...so, the moral of the story is: rehoming your rooster is definitely not a lost cause, and you might just make someone's day! Good Luck:)
     
  10. so lucky

    so lucky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been trying to rehome our roo, too. He is just too agressive and mean to the girls. I had him in chicken jail for about a week, let him out to join the flock this evening, and he went straight for the smallest, weakest pullet. He was chasing her, I was chasing him all over the yard with a leaf rake. How many old ladies have you seen chasing roosters lately? Didn't know I still could! lol! Freaked my other girls out, let me tell you! After that, he kinda settled down. I let him roost with the girls tonight. I'll probably have to put him back in solitary confinement tomorrow. I have put an ad on Craigslist, one in my local paper, and left my name and number at the feed store. I can't even give him away, "no questions asked"! You would think somebody would take him to eat/feed their family. Not while Micky-D's is so much handier. I was at the area poultry swap last Saturday. Everyone there that I talked to about taking him said they had roos they wanted to get rid of too. [​IMG] Good luck, spies04. Hope you find a home for yours!
     

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