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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by melfell, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. melfell

    melfell New Egg

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    Hi, I am new to the site.

    We have 10 chickens and two have just started to crow - so we have discovered they are roosters.

    We are trying to see what we can do with them as we live in a small neighbourhood and we won't be able to keep them - in the suburbs.

    Just trying to work out best options.

    Also what age do they begin to mate. Thanks
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm so happy you joined us!
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Once cockerels start crowing, they are capable of mating.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. melfell

    melfell New Egg

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    Even if the females haven't laid any eggs ?
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] IMO you should make your decisions to keep or relocate the roos. 2 /8 girls is a high ratio. The hormones are flying even before they lay.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. You might try listing the roosters on Craigslist, or asking at you local feed store if they know anyone who might want them. They may even have a bulletin board you could advertise them on. Also, you check with your local 4H. One of the students might be interested in them. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in re-homing your roosters.
     
  8. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X3 on seeing about rehoming or separating the extra roos, they will probably start harassing the girls anytime, the roos usually mature faster than the pullets and will chase them around and may injure them if left unchecked.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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