I have auto sexing chicks and so far: 4 Roos and 2 pullets

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickengirl1304, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2012
    What do you do with your roos?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    You can process them for meat, give them away or create a 'rooster flock'. Choice number 3 can get out of control if you hatch any number of chicks.
  3. sparrker

    sparrker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2011
    Baldwinsville, NY
    Cull them
  4. wait till they are 15 weeks, and till you are sure they are roos, and have some dinner. we personally have made some stupid mistakes in the past with keeping the roosters till they are big and manly, DONT. specially with the ratio. maybe keep one as the leader. [​IMG]
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Anyone who hatches eggs should have a plan in place for excess roosters. Auto sexing or sex link breeds give you the ability to not raise an unwanted rooster, you can cull the chick if you desire. Around here there's a decent market for chicks as snake food.
    You can raise them up and butcher them.
    You can keep them in a seperate bachelor pad. Keep in mind two roosters crow more than twice as much as one roo, and it goes exponentially from there!
    You can sell them to someone who wants a rooster for meat or a flock rooster. Sell might be optimistic, you'll probably have to give them away, thus losing all your invested feed.

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