How can I get rid of a rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bwatrous, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. bwatrous

    bwatrous Hatching

    Jul 9, 2010
    I bought 4 chicks from a feed store in mid April and they were 90% guaranteed to be female. For the last two weeks one of them is crowing, so I'm pretty sure it's a rooster. We are not zoned for a rooster and I live in the city, so the homes are all close together. I don't want to get in trouble for having one and mostly I just want chickens for eggs. I'm wondering how to get rid of it. I have never slaughtered a chicken and really have no interest in doing so. I tried contacting the feed store where I got it and they said they would take it back for a fee. I'd rather not pay to get rid of it. Are there any other suggestions? Oh, and it is a Buff Orpington and very nicely tempered (at least so far). I also tried calling 2 zoos and Knott's Berry Farm and none of them would take it.
  2. urbanolive

    urbanolive Songster

    Aug 30, 2009
    I always get rid of mine on Craigslist. I have better luck actually by selling them for like $15 rather than offering for free. Charging for them make the perception of worth higher. Make sure you explain the breed attributes and post photos. Some people may contact you for fighting cocks which you have to be careful of, though.
  3. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

    May 26, 2009
    Bucks County, PA
    Try Craigslist... that is how I rehome my roos. I am very careful who I give my roos to.

    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010

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