Hi all! I've now done my second chicken hatch. The very first hatch I did was guineas, since we didn't really care what gender those turned out to be- sold 20 on CL and kept the rest. My first chicken hatch was immediately rehomed to a nice lady with a broody that needed em (craigslist). Now I have a second hatch of baby chicks and I am thinking of keeping them until I can see what they will be when they grow up. I'm now addicted to hatching, but unfortunately (or fortunately for the chickens) I am a veg and even if I wasn't, I don't think I'd have the heart to kill something I had hatched unless it was sick/dying. Is there anyone here who doesn't eat all the roos that come with these hatches? How do you rehome so many roos? I could probably get away with one if I kept him in the barn or far enough in our forest (we have 26 acres of forest) so that the neighbors won't hear, but I know in my last hatch I probably will have at least 8 roosters. Does 'free' always work? Yep, I know 'free' will attract some losers, so I'll offer them for a minimal fee unless I get desperate - and will people take them at 4-6 weeks, when you might be able to tell? I keep hearing about feed stores that will take them but I checked the ones I know in my area and they looked at me oddly. And I don't see any auctions around here, so it will probably end up being craigslist - have had great luck rehoming day olds and guinea keets, but not sure about '10 free baby roosters!'. Full grown crowing roosters would probably go quickly so they could be dinner. I know, I probably have no business hatching. Anyone near me want all the free roosters I can get? LOL. I won't be hatching again until spring, at least. I've got enough for now. Oh, and I have no problems with OTHER people eating the roos, it's just me that can't do it.