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Questionable buyers of my chickens/roosters

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by goatfan, May 22, 2016.

  1. goatfan

    goatfan New Egg

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    I recently posted an ad on CL for 7 baby silkie roosters. I got a text message from someone who stated he would take all the roosters I had. This seems odd to me. Can anyone tell me if I should be suspicious or is this normal.
     
  2. dmanhefner

    dmanhefner Out Of The Brooder

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    Either they are going tobeat them or resell them. Folks dont fight silkies
     
  3. goatfan

    goatfan New Egg

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    Oh My! Im going to remove my ad now! Thank you. I have all these beautiful baby silkie roosters that I just love and they only crow a few times in the morning then they are quiet all day. Im just really worried for my Hens, I only have 4.
     
  4. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or they have a pet reptile who needs to eat. [​IMG]
     
  5. goatfan

    goatfan New Egg

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    Boy it just gets worse. My ad is down, I think I will be getting up at 0400 to entertain rooster with fresh corn so they won't crow. Better it the hay right now. Thank you again for opening my eyes. I would be heart broken if anyone hurt them. you are funny and kind.
     
  6. TheMauveDuck

    TheMauveDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck finding homes for your roosters, we have four mixed breeds that are in need of re-homing as well. Hopefully my two silkie chicks are girls![​IMG]
     
  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try contacting a 4H Leader in your area, they may have some kid that needs a "project", they raise & keep records of development. IF you do relist on CL, you really need to go by gut feeling. I've rehomed on CL, refused home until I was comfortable with rehome. It's very rare that anyone wants Roos. You should also post ads at the feed store and pet stores, it's a gamble.
     
  8. AllynTal

    AllynTal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkie capon are the best eating....absolutely the best. It's something about whatever it is that makes their meat black that makes them the best tasting capon.
     
  9. dmanhefner

    dmanhefner Out Of The Brooder

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    I meant eat not beat.
     
  10. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know that it's "suspicious". They likely do want them for eating, though... I don't think of that as something bad. You do have way too many cockerels for 4 hens, though. If you plan on keeping them, is there a way you can build a bachelor pen for them? How did you acquire so many cockerels? Hatching them out or buying straight run?
     

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