Being new in this chicken business, I was given 5 chickens and told they were 4 hens and 1 rooster. 2 of the hens do lay eggs but the other 2 did not. They are 6 months old. One began to crow the other morning and I asked the question on this site and was told that sometimes hens will crow. In researching the site further, I read that at this age roosters has a little nub of a spur and the hens just have a little spot there. Well my 2 huge dominecker hens have spur nubs for sure. So now I have total 3 hens and 7 roosters. They have become pets and they all have been named (I had to rename to 2 domineckers). I can't make chicken soup out of them because they are distinct animals with their own personalities. How do all of you handle a situation like this? I need to get rid of a bunch of roosters but I don't want them destroyed. Does anyone take them for any reason other than food? I am sure there is not a shortage of roosters so I don't know what to do. In reading the various posts it seems that most of you consider your chickens as pets just like cats and dogs. looking back I should have been more determined to be sure I was getting hens but hindsight is 20-20. What are the problems if I just kept all 7 roosters and only 3 hens?