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I don't know if I can wait

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dandy Acres, May 7, 2009.

  1. Dandy Acres

    Dandy Acres Out Of The Brooder

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    I need to know which of my chicks are boys so I don't bond with them! Probably too late. Do any of you have problems getting rid of the boys?
     
  2. cstacatto

    cstacatto Out Of The Brooder

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    I try not to bond with any of my chickens....i know not the norm around here, but i do this for a living.....meager one at that [​IMG] .
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bond with all my babies and sell the extra boys to 4H kids. The kids LOVE the tame roos, so it works out well for both of us. I get to enjoy all the chicks and watch them go to good homes, and the kids get a friendly roo for showmanship or show. Tame roosters sell no problem.
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    The boys seem to have the best personalities when they are little. I have a three step method for getting rid of them:
    1. I give mine for free to people who are buying hens from me and don't have a flock rooster,
    2. then I advertise the rest for 10.00 each as breeders,
    3. then those that are left I unfortunately sell for 5.00 each for butcher.
    Next year we are going to have all of them butchered for us to eat . . . I can handle it . . . i think.
     

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