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How do you find new homes for your culls? * POLL *

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tnchickenut, May 21, 2010.

  1. Sell them to the first buyer

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  2. Eat them

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  3. Sell some, eat some

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  4. Sell them but only to people you see fit

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  1. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

    Jan 24, 2010
    Englewood, TN
    I have been given a very roo year here and have come to the point where I am starting to have to make the choice of who stays and who goes and so forth. My problem is, I live in a area full of cockfighters who literally wear t-shirts displaying how proud they are to fight them. ( I am going to take a photo one day for you all to drop your jaw like I did at the boldness of it all)
    Point is... I get so nervous and anxious about selling extra roos. I literally stay up at night and worry if they home they are going to is a fighter or not. Some people, most people, seem fine -even like they will spoil them... but their are always one or two that haunt me.

    Here is my questions: Do you sell your roos? Eat them? If you sell them, do you try to check out where they are going? Would it be too much if I ask people questions like a adoption agency before making a choice?
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I eat them - especially my mixed cockerels. I worry about what their life would be like also - so this way I do not have to [​IMG]

    When I do have a roo of a worthy breed to pass along, he will be priced accordingly – thus only attracting those who are interested in breeding.
    Last edited: May 21, 2010
  3. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

    Aug 2, 2009
    Ocala Fl
    it depends on what kind of roos you have ,they might be used to fight, and if you don't have the right fighting kind they would provably be practice for the fighting rooster, hey don't mind me, it could also be a pet who knows, but if you want to select who take your roos that is fine too, you make the choise.
  4. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

    Jan 24, 2010
    Englewood, TN
    Would you think that it would be too much and too picky to flat out ask people things like "What are you going to use him for?" , "What other breeds do you have?" (showing what type of personality they seem to have ie whole lot of games verses whole lot of heritage breed)

    I worry that they would be used as training. The barnies I have fight ALOT for dual purpose non-game types and I worry most about them. I probrably should just eat them. I can give them a good life and then a clean, quick, respectable end.

    NYREDS Crowing

    Jan 14, 2008
    They're chickens! Once I sell them it's none of my business what their new owner does with them.
  6. vatterpa

    vatterpa Songster

    May 4, 2010
    Indiana, PA
    You could try listing them on craigslist in another town. Say one or two towns over and then most of the peeps that email will prob. be from there and see how that goes. You are not ever going to know exactly what is going to happen to them, but maybe add that they are very nonconfrontaional and gentle will convince them that they are not good fighters.
  7. WhetzelMomma

    WhetzelMomma Songster

    Sep 8, 2009
    In my area, it's a laugh to try to sell a Rooster. We're in farm country now, and no way unless I had a good pure strand of gene would I be able to do much other than eat them. That's my plan for my future flock. Eat the roos we hatch.
  8. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    Rhode Island
    NYREDS- Kinda of harsh, don't you think? If you lived in an area KNOWN for cock fighting, you honestly wouldn't worry about the future home of your roosters? Its not like she worry's if the rooster will be lonely or have organic feed or enough gals to keep him happy. She is worrying about the way he will be treated. Its inhumane, cruel and selfish to even VIEW cockfighting. She is worrying about her roosters living a life of torment, depravity, and just pure hell. NO ONE wants any of their birds, or pets for that matter, to end up in such a horrific situation. Your post just seemed so callous and mean...they're chickens. What is this 1814, do women still have the right to vote. UGH! [​IMG]
  9. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Quote:And that's what responsible poultry keeping is all about. Well said! [​IMG]
  10. FrenchToast

    FrenchToast "Draft Apple Ridge" a Bit from Heaven

    Jan 10, 2010
    UP North WI
    Quote:My thoughts exactly !!! Well said !!

    I haven't decided what to do with my young roosters but I can guarantee that the new owners will be questioned. Even if they are going to eat them I will not sell to anyone that brings a gunny sack and picks them up by the legs and throws them in or treats them like a bag of potatoes !!
    When we first got chickens last fall my husband wanted to raise them for meat as well as for egss. I said no way. But after realizing after I've become a hatchaholic (and these were suppose to be my husbands birds) that half will turn out to be roosters I realized that keeping them all would not be possible. If I chose to have my hubby cull them they at least will die quickly and asclose to painless as possible.
    I plan on keeping as many roosters that I can without fighting but I know that isn't realistic or humane if to many are caged together.
    I'd rather cull (kill) and throw it away or give it away after cull than take a penny from anyone that won't treat it humanely.
    People make me sick sometimes when they refer to animals as "just animals" !!! What are we? We are no different, we are just animals !!!
    Ok, I'll quit but I think you get my drift !! Good luck in making the right decision for your situation. You are not alone as you worry about the fate of your birds.

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