Got rid of the roosters

congdon476

GaLLiNa LOcA
11 Years
Dec 31, 2008
503
2
141
Pueblo Area
OK- I just re-homed my roosters (2 of them) leaving me all hens. What should I expect b way of behavior? Will there be any noticeable change or will it be as simple as one hen coming to the front to manage the others? They are 11 weeks old now.
 

Chickenmaven

Songster
10 Years
Feb 6, 2009
2,064
11
181
Michigan
I have rehomed FIVE roosters on Craigslist. Two of the roosters were thrown in on pullet purchases. One gal took 3 roosters, but I had to drive an hour & 1/2 round trip to meet her. It is alot of work and hassle. I cannot believe I am getting some straight run birds, again, this Spring!
 

congdon476

GaLLiNa LOcA
11 Years
Dec 31, 2008
503
2
141
Pueblo Area
FREE was the key word to get rid of my roosters- and quite frankly, I think I'm lucky to have done so. He was craigslisted for 4 weeks! A local man wanted to keep a few around the yard to scratch stuff up and to keep some hens in order. He'd had roo's in the past and his neighbor's dog got to them.
 

ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
13,295
53
291
SC
Not to worry, if I rehome these seven, I will still have two adult roosters and I'm pretty sure there are at least 4-5 in the brooder. AND the 14 eggs in the bator!
, Sally's Rooster Ranch!
 

ChickieKeeta

C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers
10 Years
Feb 16, 2009
398
6
156
Cumberland County NJ
I rehomed my roo through craigslist for the sum of free.
Six days later I google how long eggs remain fertile after the roo is gone. Fertility above 96% for 7 days.
So I grab the eggs day 6 & 7 and hatched them. I also
bought 15 straight run. Two of the 8 I hatched have
cross beak. 23 chances I have roosters. My guess is just
under half are roos.
 
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