keeping more then one rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by waddell5farm, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Bullitt

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    Cull means to remove. This can mean butchering them, but it can also mean selling them or giving them away.

    You are giving a rooster away, so you are culling that rooster from your other chickens.

    And it doesn't take many roosters -- that is why most roosters are culled. Even if all culled roosters were butchered, it wouldn't make much difference.
     
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  2. buttercup95

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    Cull also means to kill. Don't you remember the mass cull when the mad cow disease broke out?
     
  3. Bullitt

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    Did you read what I wrote? Yes, one way to cull is to kill. But it does not have to be killing. You are culling your rooster when you give him away.

    "Cull: To remove rejected members or parts from (a herd, for example)."
     
  4. ten chicks

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    Yes,i am aware that culling means to remove undesirable traits/behavior from a herd,but when talking about poultry the generally accepted use of the word "cull" means to kill.

    So for the time being Mr.Randy Pants will stay.
     
  5. buttercup95

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    I read what you wrote wrong. Sorry I thought you were saying cull doesn't mean to kill.
     

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