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

  1. paynetamaz

    paynetamaz New Egg

    Jul 9, 2010
    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...


  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    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

    Aug 18, 2009
    Welcome to BYC! You could also order sexlinks that way you know you are getting hens
  4. alaskachick

    alaskachick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2010
    Wasilla, Alaska
    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

    Jun 18, 2010
    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.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010

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