Re-homing Roosters Suggestions

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  1. hop_skip_anda_heartbeat

    hop_skip_anda_heartbeat In the Brooder

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    Hi All!

    So sadly, I have a couple roosters that need re-homing. :(
    I was wondering if you all had ideas of places that you have reached out in the past besides sites like Craigslist?

    I was going to reach out to these local spots first:
    Community Farms (we have one that is set up for the public to walk through and look at animals/plants and have local events at/education center stuff)
    Animal Sanctuary (we have one that is for difficult to rehouse dogs, etc.)
    Community Garden Groups
    Local Backyard Chicken Groups
    Horse Stables
    (I'm getting desperate here... hahaha)

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Facebook local poultry group has worked for me in the past...
    ...but not many people want 'extra' roosters.
    I eat mine.
     
  3. silkiekeeper

    silkiekeeper Songster

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    Aart is right. Nobody wants roosters really.

    I try to rehome mine, but most times nobody wants them except to eat.

    I have a very nice Hmong gentleman on speed dial. ;)
     
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Also try posting pictures at the local feed stores, and if there's a local auction, consider that.
    I do eat extra cockerels, but not my bantams. they are too small, and very cute.
    Good luck!
    Mary
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    :welcome :frow We have some local Farm Swaps that I occasionally take birds to sell. Since I hatch out a lot of chicks each year, I have plenty of males to find homes for. I don't know what you have in Utah. You have been given some good advice in the other posts. Good luck and have fun...
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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    LuuuuuCKY!!

    Tell that to people who eat quail ;) :lol:
     
  7. IamRainey

    IamRainey Songster

    When it comes to rehoming roosters I'm always afraid the person who takes them will put them in a fighting ring. Perhaps that's less of a problem outside the Southwest where misguided people consider it "sport". But it's really a worry for me.

    I'd put a roo down before I'd risk that trauma.
     
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  8. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Quail, and woodcock, especially when brought home by the 'Mighty Hunter' with birdshot throughout.
    Cute little cockerels can find homes. Right now I have eight extras, anyone?
    Mary
     
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  9. Fur-N-Fowl

    Fur-N-Fowl Songster

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    I know not everywhere has them but we sell most of our 'excess' poultry at bird auctions.

    Many people go there looking for roosters/cockerels for breeding and such.

    If you have one near, I'd say it's worth checking out! Just make sure it's a licensed and animal welfare checked auction :)
     
  10. Folly's place

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    I take birds to the auction near here, and NEVER bring any birds home! I also wear other clothes and shoes, and wash everything when I get home. It helps to put signs on the cages describing your birds, and hang around to talk to interested shoppers.
    Mary
     

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