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little roos, keep or leave???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by renge, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. renge

    renge Out Of The Brooder

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    i still even didnt get my first chick yet (but coming this week!!) but i am already getting worried about the little roos. am i supposed to keep him or let him leave for good? well, i would be keeping only 3~4 chickens, and according to some of my local friends, they said i should juat have a trio... but then that will cause chicks :| we ccant afford that really... so if i get a roo, when (what age) and how am i suppose to depose him??? thank you!! [​IMG]
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post any roos you don't want on CraigsList.



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  3. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you decide to keep your roo, you won't get chicks unless you let your hen sit on the eggs for 3 weeks and hatch them. What breeds are you getting? [​IMG]
     
  4. renge

    renge Out Of The Brooder

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    planing to get cochins [​IMG] and i friend will drop me a mystery chick this week from her father's farm! i cant wait what she will turn out to be >.<
     
  5. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Luck and have fun with your chicks! [​IMG]
     
  6. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    If you want to keep a roo you need at least 6 hens or he will breed the hens to a frazzle. A roo is not needed for egg production. They will lay regardless. Have fun with your new chicks. [​IMG]
     
  7. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you end up with roos keep em!
     
  8. lady feathers

    lady feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roos can add so much to a flock, they bring a whole new dynamic- wait and see what you get and their temperment before deciding.... if you don't want craigslist him, or see if your friend's dad wants another. Or you can put him in the freezer!
     
  9. renge

    renge Out Of The Brooder

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    hahaha:lau so much fun replys [​IMG] i think i will try to keep him, or he will end up in the freezer for sure! :| since my friend's da is like 5 hours away from my place... living in the city (YES! I LIVE IN THE MIDDLE OF A CITY!) it is so hard to look for good chicks and a good place to rehome my unwanted roos D: let me just pray that there wont be any roos, coz i cnat imagine myself or anyone butchering my babies [​IMG] any way, cant wait for my first chcik to arrive... THANK YOU FOR ALL TEHR EPLIES!! [​IMG]
     

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