free or sell them?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by HillCountryMomma, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. HillCountryMomma

    HillCountryMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do y'all do with your extra layer roosters?

    This year between a variety of events I ended up with a small assortment of layer roosters than I just don't need. It's not worth it to even try to eat them (I have 44 Freedom Rangers for meat).

    Should I just list them for free on Freecycle/ Craigs List or should I try to put a price on them? Are they worth anything?

    One is a very pretty RIR rooster than I hatched, I have his Daddy and he's a nice bird. I have 3 Black Sex Link roos, figure they aren't worth anything since they won't breed true.

    Then I have Barred Rock, Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, a hatchery RIR, Ameracauna and something I have yet to identify!!!

    Yes, I have *way* too many young roosters, and since I have eggs in the 'bator and newly hatched chicks I'm sure I'll have still MORE roosters on the way. Ack! Too bad they can't all just be pullets. [​IMG]

    Liz
     
  2. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are going to be eating them. I tried giving them away, no one wanted them. I may try and keep either a sussex or ba roo, they seem very sweet so far.
     
  3. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Some of our local feed stores will buy them from you for resale. You could always ask.
     
  4. debbyluvschickens

    debbyluvschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish you lived close to me, I NEED more roosters!! I can never get enough roosters, I am working on dividing off a special place for roosters, Ive done this befor, and had 23 roosters in a pen together, and as long as they couldnt see the hens, they didnt fight.
     
  5. simba49450

    simba49450 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would be interested in the buff orp roo, but i live in mich.
     
  6. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have several bo roo chicks in SE MI if you want one [​IMG]
     
  7. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I put mine on freecycle. Nut i still have a banty frizzle roo here. He doesnt crow loud at all so i am tempted to keep him.
     
  8. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
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    i sell mine at my feed store. depending on the breed, look and age, i get anywhere from $5 to $20 for my roos. $5 is half a bag a feed, anything helps these days.
     
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  9. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would try to sale them first. If you don't sale them after awhile and really have to get rid of them that's when I would make them free.
     
  10. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
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    If you have a feed store or someplace you can set up,I's try to sell them. You can always give them away or eat them if that doesn't work. Even a few $$ will help.
     

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