Black Australorp Hen???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by redheadrenae, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. redheadrenae

    redheadrenae New Egg

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    My beautiful black australorp HEN is now officially a ROO, I was in denial although all the signs were there. Today....non stop crowing. So now what? I am new to chickens. And we can't keep a ROO. Any suggesitions on rehoming?
     
  2. iluvpeeps

    iluvpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Call an animal shelter or ask a farm if they need a rooster. If you have no other options set it out in the wild.
     
  3. dusky

    dusky Out Of The Brooder

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    Setting it in the wild is the worst suggestion possible, I hope you're joking.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    craiglist put an ad for $5 or free to good home
     
  5. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a word of caution that most people who pick up roosters on craigslist use them for the crockpot or worse fighting. Also, dumping it in the wild is worst advice. Chickens need food and water as they are domesticated and will not survive. Might as well do it yourself and save the rooster the stress it will endure.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    releasing it into the wild has to be the worst advice i have seen on here [​IMG] you can not just simply release the bird for it doesn't know how to defend itself from predators.

    use craigslist and if you have to get rid of him asap then you might have to just use him for chicken and dumplings .
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    My local feed store takes roos and sells them for $5 (they keep the money) as a service to people looking to get rid of roosters. They keep them out front in cages.

    I have given them roos before and I think they might have a fair shot at a good home that way as kids come through with parents looking.
     
  8. ChickenFootRnch

    ChickenFootRnch Out Of The Brooder

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    Do not turn him out into the wild, that would be cruel. Find him a home or someone who will dispatch him humanely.
     
  9. redheadrenae

    redheadrenae New Egg

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    Thanks for the help NO RELEASING to the "wild". Cant imagine that is good for anyone. In my area I have been warned that Craigslist ROOS can be used for cockfighting so I will avoid that.
    I will look into the FEED store and shelter. I guess I have a last resort. So sad. He is the most beautiful chicken ever. (
     
  10. themadchicken

    themadchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sneak him into someone else's flock.[​IMG]
     

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