free or sell them?

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

  1. HillCountryMomma

    HillCountryMomma Songster

    Mar 16, 2008
    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]

  2. fullhouse

    fullhouse Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    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 Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    San Marcos, TX
    Some of our local feed stores will buy them from you for resale. You could always ask.
  4. debbyluvschickens

    debbyluvschickens Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    eastern arkansas
    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 Songster

    May 23, 2008
    i would be interested in the buff orp roo, but i live in mich.
  6. fullhouse

    fullhouse Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Quote:I have several bo roo chicks in SE MI if you want one [​IMG]
  7. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    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 Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    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.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2008
  9. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    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 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    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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