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roo question .. please help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wendy'sChicksRock, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 roo's ( who are my favorite hens [​IMG] ) they are young and very friendly. I do have to get ride of them cuz roo's are not allowed.[​IMG]... We really want to watch them grow and see the changes they go thru but Im wondering if it would be better for my hens to get ride of them know. They are not mean or pushy with the girls yet, in fact they are way down on the pecking order. Im just not sure if it will cause a tizzy when they do go.These boys come running to me from across the yard,jump up in my lap and settle down for a nap. I love them [​IMG] and would keep them if I could. so, should they go ASAP or can I keep them for a while? anyone need some nice BR roo's? The tought of them being someones dinner makes me sad. [​IMG]
     
  2. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello can anyone help me? I need some advise here [​IMG]
     
  3. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    How old are they?
     
  5. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    16 weeks ... they were hatched the first week of june
     
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    I just had to re-home 4 cockerels and I have at least 4 more that are going to have to go before too long. It's hard to do but unfortunately sometimes it has to be done. I held on to mine until they started crowing and getting aggressive... that made it easier to give them away. [​IMG]
     
  7. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    your next post should be "friendly br rooster needs a good home in mich" someone in your area might see it and want a roo you never know.
     
  8. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good idea... thanx's Im gonna do that right now...
     
  9. Nostalchic

    Nostalchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    On the one hand, it may be easier for them to adjust if they go to a new flock now; on the other hand, they may be more assertive in a few months, and be able to handle mean, bossy new wives. Your hens will miss them when they're gone, even at this age (I have a couple of roosters the same age, and my hens already cluster around them like devoted groupies) and whether they go now or later - the hens will seem sad and a little lost for a few days. At least that's been my experience. But if these boys are sweet and friendly, I'll bet you can find them homes. Some people want roosters, but only nice ones, and they are not always so easy to come by. I'm sorry, so sad. Good luck.
     
  10. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Wendy'sChicksRock :

    I have 2 roo's ( who are my favorite hens [​IMG] ) they are young and very friendly. I do have to get ride of them cuz roo's are not allowed.[​IMG]... We really want to watch them grow and see the changes they go thru but Im wondering if it would be better for my hens to get ride of them know. They are not mean or pushy with the girls yet, in fact they are way down on the pecking order. Im just not sure if it will cause a tizzy when they do go.These boys come running to me from across the yard,jump up in my lap and settle down for a nap. I love them [​IMG] and would keep them if I could. so, should they go ASAP or can I keep them for a while? anyone need some nice BR roo's? The tought of them being someones dinner makes me sad. [​IMG]

    Do it now. Save yourself delayed grief.

    As for them being dinner, well.. there is no way to sugar coat the possibility. You can only hope.​
     

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