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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by shellie003, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. shellie003

    shellie003 In the Brooder

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    Had to cull our roos today. [​IMG] Promised our neighbors we wouldn't have any.(hatchery sent us 2 roos by accident) 1 we were unsure of a friend gave us a baby chick. A little sad now. Going to get a couple more hens though tomorrow... So things will look up. They were studs though...

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    This one we thought was Big Momma, not so...
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    Here is another shot of Big Momma
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    Patty
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    Spike
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    Spike
     

  2. wildeflowers

    wildeflowers I suspect fowl play!

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    Awwww, I'm sorry. After not wanting roos, at all, I ended up with an accidental, and I really like that little guy. I would not like culling him just because the neighbors didn't want to hear them, but we have a decent sized property and are allowed to have them. I am still going to be considerate of the neighbors, so I understand what you mean.

    Big momma sure is handsome.
     
  3. Beekercat

    Beekercat Chirping

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    I'm sorry. [​IMG]
     
  4. mxer

    mxer In the Brooder

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    Isn't it sad that you have to get id of such beautiful birds. I am not looking forward to this myself.
     
  5. mrsp523

    mrsp523 Songster

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    so sorry [​IMG] That is a big bummer!!
    My little guy that was in question of being a roo, just started waking us up. I was so excited went and sat on porch and listened to him. DH said if he keeps waking us up he may end up on the dinner table. (Funny since I do the cookin!!). So the next night I shut one of our br windows and turned fan in other window on low. Didnt wake DH, but daughter said he was doing his song in the morning. [​IMG] He is my first rooster, but from the stories I hear we are lucky this guy is great. Friendly, and so far kind to his 13 young ladies. I went in to coop tonight and rubbed his back and he layed there in roo heaven with his head under one of his girls. I would hate to lose him! He only crows in the morning for a while, then quiet rest of day (so far).
     
  6. CCFarms9559

    CCFarms9559 Songster

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    I'm so sorry! Having a roo problem of my own - but can't make myself do it. I live on 100 acres so I can postpone it till I just can't deal with it any more. No one will take my roo - so I feel your pain.
     
  7. drunkdog

    drunkdog Songster

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    we got a Roo BECAUSE our neighbor didnt like the idea when we broached it....he is difficult to live near to say the least so now we feel somewhat better and we have a great little Roo in our Mr Bob [​IMG]
     

  8. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Songster

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    Sorry for you [​IMG] ....tomorrow is our day. 6 boys going on a one way trip to freezer camp.
     
  9. LaSombra

    LaSombra Songster

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    Quote:lol I like the way you think [​IMG]

    Sorry about your handsome boys, Shellie. I have too many roos also. I do like to hear them crow, though. At this point, they're behaving, but I'm feeding these extra roosters and there's no reason for them to be there... no eggs and not the breeders I want. I might build a chicken tractor just for the roosters so they don't eat up all the layer feed and help get rid of all the weeds around here. We're overrun with weeds this year from all the rain.
     
  10. Chickanmanfromarkansas

    Chickanmanfromarkansas Songster

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    That first one is beautiful, what breed is he?
     

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