Does anyone know what I can do with an unexpected rooster in the Lehigh valley, PA ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by heatherandjay, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. heatherandjay

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    hello, I live in the Lehigh valley , PA and I was supposed to have 5 hens, but we just found out the one is a rooster. He is a black and white Easter egger 4 months old. They have become my pets, so I feel horrible giving him away to somewhere that won't care s out him but we really didn't want any roosters just hens for eggs. Please let me know any suggestions or if you are interested in him! I can send pics.
    Thank you so much in advance.
    Heather and jay
     
  2. 123RedBeard

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    Search for "rooster collar" if crowing is a concern ...

    Since he/they are "pets" ... You probably don't want to invite him to "dinner" ...

    Advertise on someplace like Craig's List ...
     
  3. heatherandjay

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    @123RedBeardthank you so much for your advice we have something out there now on Craigslist. Thank you again!
     
  4. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best of luck to you! I'm facing the same problem. I have a nice 11-week old australorp x Easter egger rooster and can't find a home for him. I've advertised here (on BYC) and on Craigslist, offering him for free, but no takers. He may be coming to dinner very soon.
     
  5. LehighCounty4-H

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    did you find a home for him?
     
  6. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if you're asking me or heatherandjay. My rooster was culled, as I couldn't find a home for him.
     
  7. LehighCounty4-H

    LehighCounty4-H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    both of you i always have people looking for roosters if you have any! I just got rid of one today
     
  8. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. That's good to know, as there are always cockerels to re-home when a new batch of chicks are hatched out. Are you located in PA? If so, in which county?
     
  9. LehighCounty4-H

    LehighCounty4-H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im in Macungie/ Upper Milford township
     

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