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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by paynetamaz, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. paynetamaz

    paynetamaz New Egg

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    I am so excited to find BYC!! There is so much I didn't know about chickens that I have learned in just the last hour reading on this site! For example: One lady let her chickens go in the garden to eat the cabbage worms off the broccoli, when the worms were gone they ate the broccoli! Aaahhhh, I would have let the chickens run in my garden and they would have eaten it...FOR SURE! Well, I don't HAVE the chickens yet, thank goodness, cuz I have a lot to learn! But, I do have a question, when I buy the new babies and then find out that I go some roosters what do I do with them? I can't have them here...

    Thanks!

    Amy
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Welcome! [​IMG]

    The easiest way to deal with roosters is to butcher them, however you could try listing them for sale here or on craigslist first. [​IMG]
     
  3. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! You could also order sexlinks that way you know you are getting hens
     
  4. alaskachick

    alaskachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a first time chicken owner. I went to a lady who has a farm and she hatched and sold. I bought mine at 8 weeks. She had a horse stall of little chickens. Probably about 200 or so running around. I told her I also wanted one rooster. She went to another stall and came back with a roo. I guessed she had sexed them and separated them, but at 8 weeks they all looked the same to me. Well... the chickens are now 15 weeks and they are all female! I am very dissapointed that my girls have no boy living with them. Now I am searching craigslist to a rooster the same age as my hens. Perhaps you will have this kind good luck for yourself.
     
  5. MCCmomof3

    MCCmomof3 Out Of The Brooder

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    You can buy sexed chicks on-line from My Pet Chicken with something like 95% accuracy on the sexing. I bought our chicks from our local feed store and I asked them about the whole rooster thing and they had a number for a farm gal that would take un-wanted chickens. I have also seen a lot of roo's posted on craigslist. They seem to get re-homed pretty quickly.
     
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