In the Brooder
- May 27, 2011
We got 6 chicks, all supposedly pullets, from Tractor Supply Company and they are now about 6-7 weeks old. We got three red sex links and three white leghorns for some variety, but we didn't do our research about the accuracy of vent sexing or we would have gotten all red sex links. Now we're quite sure one of our white leghorns is a cockerel- he has developed very large, very red wattle and comb, but the other 2 white leghorns have not. Also, his body looks like it is shaped a bit differently and he is acting more aggressive so we are pretty sure he is not a pullet (I'm new so I can't post a pic, but we are pretty sure at this point). While we technically can have roosters where we live, our neighbors are not going to be happy when he starts crowing. Will TSC do anything about this or do we need to figure out what to do with him ourselves? Looking at Craigslist for our area everyone seems to be trying to get rid of roosters so I think we might be stuck with him and we really don't want to have to kill him, I don't think we would even be able to. Any suggestions/ advice? What do other people do with unwanted roosters?