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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by DianeS, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. DianeS

    DianeS Songster

    Feb 28, 2010
    I can give away eggs to keep people from objecting to my hens. What do you give away to keep people from objecting to roosters? Drumsticks?

    I have four roosters in my garage to be processed tomorrow. Roosters are illegal here, but I found them free on Craigslist and couldn't pass up the free free-range meat. I hope the roosters don't crow in the morning. If they do crow, I hope the garage is insulated enough to keep the neighbors from hearing it. If they do hear it, I hope they don't also walk by my house while I'm processing tomorrow. If they do walk by, I hope its in the later stages not the early ones. If they do see the early stages, I hope the humane society understands raising one's own meat.

    There aren't enough drumsticks to keep the whole neighborhood happy! So roosters, just shhhhhhh!

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    you can put each one in a cardboard box until 9AM somethat that they can't stand up in fully....

    It'll be dark and they won't crow till you pull them out.
  3. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

    Jun 19, 2010
    San Diego, CA
  4. Laurieks

    Laurieks Where did the time go???

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sonoma County, CA
    ?get up & start processing before they crow?
    Or play a record with crowing on it to confuse the neighbors... ugh just dated myself... I mean a CD (that's not too dated is it? lol) I can't think of any right now... 'cept that short piece on the White Album (or Sgt Peppers'?) "good morning"
    If you make soup from the leftovers put some in pint jars to share around.
  5. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

    May 27, 2010
    Reno, Nevada
    maybe they wont hate it! i live in the city and houses are soooo close together. for some reason my roo (he only got a chance to be my roo for a week before i gave him away in fear of being given up) only crowed in the chicken coop. well after i gave him away i apologized to my neighbors for the noise. they said they never heard a thing! im still smacking myself around for getting rid of him [​IMG]

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