Just curious - What do you do with your male chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mrsfarmchick1, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. mrsfarmchick1

    mrsfarmchick1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am incubating some eggs to get pullets and I have mixed feelings about what to do with the male chicks. Is there a source that buys them? Last year I got a straight run of chicks and had to end up butchering 12 roosters when I could not even give them away
    ....so what do you do with yours (I don't mean to sound heartless, just practical)
     
  2. Mtn Margie

    Mtn Margie Overrun With Chickens

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    We eat them.
     
  3. Shannon33

    Shannon33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I try to find homes for them, if not, my local feed store will take them to sell. I'm surprised you can't get rid of them even for free, you would think people would take them to eat. I have silkies and no one wants to eat them lol
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  5. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. geepy

    geepy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine go to freezer camp
     
  7. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them away to people that need them (to protect their flock, breeding, etc.)
     
  8. JPHorvath

    JPHorvath Chillin' With My Peeps

    We eat them too
     
  9. mrsfarmchick1

    mrsfarmchick1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the consensus is to eat them -- but what about the cost to raise them vs. the meat you get? (mine are BCM)
    And what age do you send them to freezer camp?
     
  10. Taylor

    Taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roosters are made for eatin' and the hens are made for layin'. [​IMG]
     

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