I Got 6 Roosters, I Ordered Pullets Only

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MeerKat, May 20, 2010.

  1. MeerKat

    MeerKat Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I just ordered 10 layers'leggerns' they sent me 16 and I think 6 are roosters . They said the males are for warmth . Is this normal ?

    Last time I ordered from same place I only got 10 layers, no roos .

    All 16 look very healthy so far . They were shipped the 18th and i got them this morning .
     
  2. Menmyrc

    Menmyrc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it's typical. I don't know if it is always just for "warmth" or if its a way for them to get rid of extra roosters. You can usually specify if you do not want any extras (if you don't want to have to sell/give away/butcher extra roosters).
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hi Meerkat, [​IMG] !

    Sad but true, most "packing peanuts" as they are known, are cockerals. Try listing them on your local Craig's List and putting up signs at all the feed stores around. It is not unusual at all for them to be included. Gladd they all got there in good shape.

    The meerkat is one of my favorite creatures! [​IMG]
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    At 16-18 weeks, leghorn roos make great fryers. Not a lot of meat but great for 'buffalo' fried chicken.
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    You mean if you order only hens the supplier will send roosters, too? What a nightmare! Sounds like a way to get rid of unwanted stock.
     
  6. MeerKat

    MeerKat Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:First time they just sent the females . Next tiem I'll know to tell them no roos .

    I'm sure we can find someone to take them if we decide not to butchewr them .
     
  7. MeerKat

    MeerKat Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:cockerrals ? I never heard of these ,haha. What are they ?

    I like meerkats too. I have a dog who acts like one .
     
  8. Mervin

    Mervin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yup
     
  9. MeerKat

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    Quote:I'll have to see how these roos act to decide if I want to keep them that long . Our bantams did nothign but fight, so we had 5 roo pens ! Not going to do that again .

    Hopefully these are leggorns and not so mean .
     
  10. MeerKat

    MeerKat Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:LOL, year nightmare is what I don't want .
     

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