1. There is currently a quarantine in place in the area surrounding and containing the Southern California counties of Los Angeles County and Riverside County for Virulent Newcastle Disease. The quarantine strictly restricts movements of poultry, eggs, supplies and other items that can spread vND. Please do not list items for sale originating from either county without written permission from the CDFA. Please see here for more details

I'm in need of a free rooster

Discussion in 'Animals In Need of Free Re-Homing' started by ChickenWisperer101, May 17, 2019.

  1. ChickenWisperer101

    ChickenWisperer101 Hatching

    4
    3
    8
    May 17, 2019
    I need a free rooster near Ozark MO. I only have one hen left and I have no roosters. And my hen is desperately trying to hatch some eggs that are unfertalize. She is very lonely now that all her friends got murdered. I have very little money so if the rooster needs to be shipped I might be able to pay for shipping depending on the cost. Please contact me if you have a rooster I could have.
     
  2. Camellia

    Camellia Songster

    102
    473
    123
    May 14, 2019
    Austria
    you can usually find a lot of free roosters on craigslist, but if you're not up to that you can buy rather cheap hatching eggs off ebay, your hen will probably accept them. There's bound to be at least 1 rooster if you get 5-6. I hope this kinda helped

    I wish you the best of luck on finding a rooster :hugs
     
  3. Bamabexchicks

    Bamabexchicks Crossing the Road

    3,360
    19,506
    807
    Oct 30, 2018
    East central Alabama
    Here is a link to your state thread, I would recommend you post your request here.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/calling-any-one-from-missouri.73271/
     
  4. Hencraze24

    Hencraze24 Chirping

    135
    154
    78
    May 9, 2019
    Sussex, WI
    I have 3 cockerels in our mixed 2 month old flock of 8 (we want 1 or 0). I wish I could donate but I can't.
     
  5. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Songster

    824
    2,695
    227
    Mar 22, 2019
    Michigan
    To bad your in another state, I have 2 looking for a good home.
     
  6. BigBlueHen53

    BigBlueHen53 Songster

    259
    588
    157
    Mar 5, 2019
    SE Missouri, USA
    How far is Ozark from Poplar Bluff? I may be able to help you.
     
  7. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think

    37,663
    35,737
    1,177
    Apr 17, 2012
    Coffee shop
    Don’t forget that the animal shelters often have chickens.
     
    ellend and BarnhartChickens98 like this.
  8. ellend

    ellend Songster

    306
    112
    171
    Jul 24, 2010
    cleveland, ohio
    A rooster will tear your hen's back up by mounting her continuously if he doesn't have other ladies to attract his attention. I'd skip the roo and get her some fertile eggs, or slip some one-day-old chicks under her at night, if she's broody. The advantage of that is that you might be able to purchased all females from a hatchery...
     
    classicsredone and Bamabexchicks like this.
  9. ellend

    ellend Songster

    306
    112
    171
    Jul 24, 2010
    cleveland, ohio
    Some hatcheries will let you pick up, if you are near one, and save the shipping costs and trauma. The chicks themselves can be as cheap as 2.00 to 3.00, and you will need starter food. You can get chicks vaccinated at the hatchery for 1.00 each for Marek's disease, if they are not bantams.
     
    Willowspirit and Bamabexchicks like this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: