Black Cochin Roos

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Damummis, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. Damummis

    Damummis Chickenista

    Apr 29, 2009
    Mid-Coast
    I has become apparent, now that my chicks are not chicks, I have too many roos.
    I have 2 black cochin roos from McMurray that I will need to re-home. If I were to sell them, what is the reasonable going price? I have no idea what to charge.
     
  2. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Ten dollars is a reasonable price if you're not a breeder and these are just cockerels leftover from a hatch. So you don't want to make it too expensive, also considering they probably won't be show quality.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It really depends on your local area. I had trouble giving mine away recently, and one was a nice looking young Blue Orpington male. Mixed breeds are even harder.
     
  4. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    I live in an area with a bunch of other breeders but I still have a hard time just giving away roosters that I don't want. I would start a bit high and scale down to try to hook a buyer.
     
  5. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not raise them to 20~24 weeks and then process them for the dinner table? That's what's usually done with a managed flock of chickens. Yum yum! [​IMG]
     
  6. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Quote:Cochins do make good meaties...
     
  7. Damummis

    Damummis Chickenista

    Apr 29, 2009
    Mid-Coast
    That's what I am thinking.
     
  8. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    They probably aren't show-quality so they aren't worth that much in $'s. I'd try give them away or sell them for a price that is reasonable in your area. If you can't get them sold use them as meaties.
     
  9. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Cochin roos are docile and pretty even if they're not show quality. Is there a 4-H kid or 4-H group that wants a nice county fair chicken?

    If I lived closer I'd take him.
     
  10. Damummis

    Damummis Chickenista

    Apr 29, 2009
    Mid-Coast
    Quote:Maybe, I will keep one of the cochins and not the EE'er. Either way I have 2 to many roos.
     

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