any advice for selling roos?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rcentner, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. rcentner

    rcentner Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    Le Roy, NY
    I have 2 Roo's that I need to part with. They are still young, 9 and 11 wks old. I am gonna put them on here for auction, but I am pretty sure that wont pan out for me.
    I am worried about putting them on craigslist, I don't want the mutt roo to end up as stew or with some terrible people who let this little one in with full grown chickens and possibly killed. How should I go about posting the mutt roo?

    Do I advertise free roo or for $? I really dont care about the $$ but want him to be a happy roo.

    Lastly, There is a guy local who may be interested in my roo's, but I have seen this guys place and it is EXTREMELY dirty. The birds are all fed and seemed happy, so if he calls do I settle for that? what do y'all think?
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    I have had to stop setting conditions for rehoming roos. Once it leaves my property it's up to the buyer. By setting conditions you are really narrowing the field. If they tell me something and I see a problem, I try to educate them.

    I DO insist that the rooster be treated properly while on my property, and that buyers respect my security and biosecurity standards. More than once I have told someone to leave, that I will not sell my birds to someone who doesn't respect my rules.

    I advertise them on CL and also a call in radio show for swaps, buy and sell. I ask for $8.00, but if I really like someone I let them have the rooster for free.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
  4. fzouk

    fzouk Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    middle Tennessee
    I've had really good luck with roosters on Craigslist- just this week a guy came to get one and we were friends instantly and he invited us up to his place for their "llamas and lemonade" they're putting on in a few weeks. [​IMG] The others weren't quite as memorable but seemed knowledgeable and decent to their animals so I was happy. I hope your luck will be just as good!
  5. rcentner

    rcentner Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    Le Roy, NY
    Do I post him as "rooster"? or "mutt rooster", do people seem to care?
  6. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    I would list him with the breed crosses that he is. Some do not care and some want pure. I would ask $4-5
  7. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

    Mar 22, 2010
    Sacramento CA
    Hello! I thought I would share my story as well. I had a 4 week old EE cockerel who I had to rehome. My biggest concern was that he would be treated poorly until the time of slaughter or whatever they did. I asked a 10.00 rehoming fee to weed out the morons on Craigslist looking for a free meal. I don't care if he ended up as a meal, but I wanted him to be CARED for until that time.

    I got an e mail from a woman nearby who had 10 EE and 10 BR pullets who needed a 'man' and I brought him to his new home and MANY girlfriends that coming weekend. The property was BEAUTIFUL and she had a wonderful chicken setup with Cochins, Silkies, and EE's. My little boy flew into the middle of ALL these 5 week old pullets and strutted his stuff immedietly. He never even looked back LOL!

    I foster and adopt out dogs, so it is natural instinct to me to make sure the home is a good one. For whatever creature I rehome. Even a rooster deserves a good home [​IMG] I didn't take the 10 bucks though, just gave him to the lady.

    Usually if you put information about how the cockerel was raised, and that sort of thing, the people who respond are not going to fight him, or torture him. The sale fee I would stick to around 8-10 bucks, and depending on how the people seem when you meet them you can either void the sale fee or take the 10 bucks.
  8. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY

  9. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Quote:Well I guess I can safely 3rd that can't really control what they do once they get it. just like you said, try and educate them....actually sometimes ppl. will only buy roosters to make a nice stew out of.
  10. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Songster

    I've given away roosters on Freecycle. The people there don't seem to be looking for a chicken dinner so much as a pet or flock leader. You can't ask them for money though.

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