Craigslist ad for free chickens is working!!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by booker81, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Few things feel as good as having meat in the freezer! And always remember FFTB (free food tastes better) [​IMG]

    edited to add.........any idea how much those rock roos weighed?
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2010
  2. Ibicella

    Ibicella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2009
    Everett, WA
    Man, I'm glad you are having better luck than me! I scour Craigslist regularly and find plenty of chickens, but not a lot of people willing to give/sell them for meat!
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Quote:awesome for you! Id be filling your car up to with roos galor-if you ever head to ny let me know??

    Same here sonew123, I raised 50 for someone who "Changed their mind" after they were ready. So I'm feeding that many more than I wanted. [​IMG] And there's only so many I can process at once with the arthritis in my hands. [​IMG]

    We need someone like booker81 here!

    for sure--I have posted free roos everytime I have them and no one comes or wants them--oh wait excuse me...they want me to drive a few hours to their house to drop off free roosters--what??? sorry Ill process myself at that point which I always do :-(
  4. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

    Apr 18, 2010
    I looked and looked on CL, and all the ads were for "to a good home, not for meat", but all the folks who've contacted me didn't want to list theirs because they didn't think anyone would want them for meat LOL! I'd say just list a simple ad, mine is working great. I thought it might get flagged, or I'd get hate mail, but neither has happened.

    The rocks still had pin feathers in them, they probably could use another month, but dressed out at 4-5lbs. The SLW were more like 6+lbs, but they were hatched in April. I have never seen so much fat in a chicken! LOL! When I cut the vent area , there was a GOB of fat over an inch thick, and when I took it out, it was a block of fat about 1" thick, and 4"x3". Bright yellow fat! They will be awesome stewed up!

    I think my difference is that I don't really care about having "young, tender chicken." We hunt, so even the birds we eat - duck, goose and turkey - aren't "young". They are however yummy when processed and cooked right. The Rocks I'll be able to roast no problem, but the SLW will need either a crockpot or a soup pot - which is fine and totally dandy by me. We love chicken soup and chicken and dumplings. The banties will be simmered and the meat removed, and then the carcasses simmered some more to make a whole heap of broth. I should be able to make a good couple gallons from them.

    The roos:

    (I chopped one of the rocks up already - ran out of Foodsaver wrap, so that one went straight to the freezer in baggies)

    The banties:
  5. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Good for you, and good thread. There are lots of people on here who have extra roos and don't want them eaten, but eating them is life in the chicken world. Maybe some will rethink this a bit -- to me it's about treating them well when alive, not how long they live. Being a roo among a flock of too many roos can't be a good life, anyway.
  6. Jared77

    Jared77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2010
    Howell, MI
    I agree don't hatch eggs if you can't tolerate the processing of extra roos.
  7. dandelionheart

    dandelionheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Lafayette, Indiana
  8. Hooligan Farm

    Hooligan Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2010
    Burlington County, NJ
    When I was starting my meat rabbit project nobody really posted ads on CL for meat rabbits and people get a little upset when I tell them what I wanted to do. But when I posted a ad for what I was looking for, here I am almost 2 months later and people are still contacting me. I think I'm going to post a ad for chickens...If its free its for me [​IMG]
  9. ChikeeMomma

    ChikeeMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Mid Michigan
    Quote:Booker81 -- So you were driving around in that crazy blizzard -- you brave soul! Would you ever take old layers to use for stock? I'm in Midland and sometimes I try to find new homes for my old layers. Whether they become a yard ornament or in the soup pot -- I don't care. I don't have any at the moment, but it would be great to know if you'd like some when they are available.

    By the way -- those look like some nice birds you processed!
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010
  10. shaft0463

    shaft0463 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 8, 2010
    Well I posted an ad similar in wording to your, on my local CL, and it doesn't show up! I even deleted, reworded a bit, and reposted it, and still no go. Did you have trouble getting yours to appear? Mine hasn't been flagged, and I didn't get any error messages.

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