Best time to sell a rooster is when he starts crowing right?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by floridachickhatcher, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 chicks in the brooder outside and they are 1 month old and i know for a fact 2 of them are BR roosters cause i can see all the white on them and the bright red combs and i can see the bumps on their legs where the spurs will grow and i figure no one will want to buy them until they are at the crowing age
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    If they want a rooster to keep, they'll want them big enough that they can really see what they're going to look like. Otherwise, they need to be big enough for a good meal.
     
  3. fishin-nole

    fishin-nole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had no luck trying to sell mine and even offered to help dress them. I put mine in the freezer and will smoke 2 this weekend.
     
  4. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i would like to get rid of them early as possible so i dont end up feeding them for a year my mom figures at 6months i can get rid of them
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sold 14 cockerels for $ 5.00 a piece. I couldn't believe it they were almost 3 months old.
     
  6. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah i told my mom she should have started the chickens off at $5 for the 10 BA and 3 roos we had instead she sold them at $2.50 a piece and only made $32 dollars she wanted to get rid of them so badly that in the end i think she suffered for it cause they were non laying and she didnt want to feed them anymore and the roos she wanted them gone
     
  7. Mama_hen

    Mama_hen Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure when to sell roos,,,, I still have my seven and can't even give them away. I can't bring myself to cull them, they're only 35 weeks tomorrow. I am finding out that roos don't sell to well nor giving them isn't working either. Mine start to crow around 430 am, when a storm comes through during the night, they'll crow off and on throughout the night. I hope that you have better luck in giving or selling your roos.[​IMG]
     
  8. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats why my mom wanted to get rid of our roos that we had they would crow at 1 or 4am and it was ticking us off [​IMG]

    Edit: The only roos im not getting rid of are my BO roos cause i ordered 3 of them from meyer and they are coming here July 12-14 i told my mom when the hens stop laying in the molt shes not getting rid of them ^_^ I want to keep my golden beauty's [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2011
  9. kemclaughlin

    kemclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I offered mine free on craigslist with a free pullet included. I really needed to find him a home because I can't have him and he was crowing at 4am. I got a call within a few hours from someone who really, really wants him.
     
  10. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have yet to sell a roo. Can't find anyone who wants them so my DH ends up taking 'care' of it [​IMG] At least they had a really good life while they were here...free range, extra treats, cool accomidations. And DH makes sure the end is not traumatic (if that's really possible).
     

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