Bye bye rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mommas chickens, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. mommas chickens

    mommas chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2011
    Spring Creek, NV
    So went to pick up my little brown easter egger pullet this morning and my 16wk old buff orpington rooster puffed up and came over and peaked me and tried to get me with his feet so needless to say we are having rooster stew with homemade noodles for dinner tonight!! Ive never butchered a bird myself so my dad is gonna come over and show me how it's done. I have two small children I can't have an animal that is gonna attack sorry Stewie!!
  2. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Quote:Good for you. Be sure to chill and freeze the meat before eating, makes it much more tender. There is lots of help out there for you in the meat section if you need it. Good luck!
  3. SycolinWoodsChickens

    SycolinWoodsChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    Not saying you have to keep your rooster but at 16 weeks they have no idea what they are doing. Sometimes it's just teenage behavior and with a little work they shape up. However, mMy last roo was horrible from 4 weeks and we ended up culling him from the flock after he attacked 3 people in a week.

    However, if you don't want a roo then processing now is fine. We have 6 roos that we are growing out to process in a few weeks.
  4. mommas chickens

    mommas chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2011
    Spring Creek, NV
    Yeah I never intended in keeping him anyways I have to many neighbors who work night shifts out at the mines a little sooner then I had planned on but my husbands excited to have homemade rooster stew.
  5. Shannon33

    Shannon33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2010
    Eastern Shore, VA
    I see he was aptly named, [​IMG]
  6. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    [​IMG] [​IMG] I love my birds but homemade real stew..... [​IMG]

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