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Rooster, Now what?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by orangescribblehead, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. orangescribblehead

    orangescribblehead In the Brooder

    Jul 9, 2011
    [​IMG] 1st time chicken owners, and our 10 week old Amercauna is definitely a rooster. We can't keep a rooster, my (human) kids are "sensitive" to what we can do. Any suggestions? A beautiful, sweet boy... so sad.

  2. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Songster

    Apr 23, 2011
    Western Australia

    There are a few options:

    Eat him (I would never do that)

    Give him away

    Sell him (on an online thing, they have one on this website)
  3. chickenbuttsowhat

    chickenbuttsowhat Songster

    May 30, 2011
    Danville, Arkansas
    why not sell him or trade him for a hen not sure what else to do really [​IMG]
  4. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    I posted at my feed store,I called a breeder and asked if she knew any one (I bragged on him) she just told me she would take him, took me a month. Also here there may be someone close to you who would give him a good home, post pics. [​IMG]
  5. tinychicky

    tinychicky Songster

    Mar 24, 2010
    Hollis, New Hampshire
    where do you live? believe it or not i'm gonna be looking for a nice new rooster to keep one of my "outcast" hens company since my boy darkflight passed this morning. is he pure ameracauna or an EE (easter egger)?
  6. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    I gave mine away. One guy wanted him, I found out he was going to take him to Mexico, is you know no deal there. It might take awhile. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
  7. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    i bought 6 EE's (still kind of irked that TSC labels them as Ameracaunas, when they are a mixed; not that they're bad, or anything, just when you think you're buying a purebreed, because they are labeled as such.....) but all but 1 were roosters [​IMG]

    there is one that my 6yo daughter will absolutely, 100% not let me sell, kill or trade, but i put an add on craigslist to trade or sell. i listed them for 10 bucks each (i've got more feed than that in each one), which is probably a bit high, but i would rather trade for some EE hens. if no takers, no big deal, we'll bring them to supper one at a time (except for fluffy cheeks) and then next year i'll incubate some eggs from my hen and fluffy cheeks.

    i also bought 6 black australorps and got a better turnout of hens with them, but still have 2-3 roosters. out of my 4 cochins, only 1 is a rooster.

    she is attached to all of them, but especially fluffy, so she is willing to let me trade the others. she won't know they're going to the dinner table, even though she keeps telling them they'll all be good eatin' [​IMG] as the time gets closer, she is getting more protective of them all (except one - meanie).

    i can't imagine if the only chicken i had was a rooster. as it is, i'm keeping a rooster i didn't want to keep, because of my little girl. i wanted to keep the cochin

  8. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Songster

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Lakes Region, NH
    Quote:Hey tinychicky, if you don't mind an EE, I've got a strapping young lad I need to rehome. Only if your coop is far from your bedroom. He wakes up at 3:30 each morning.

    [​IMG] orangescribblehead

    You could post him on craigslist, or see if your local animal shelter could take him in. You might even be able to find a local livestock rescue that could take him.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
  9. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Songster

    Oct 4, 2008
    SW New Hampshire
    I have 5 gorgeous wheaten Ameraucana boys 2 months old that need homes! I am 35 minutes from Hollis and I will deliver!
  10. orangescribblehead

    orangescribblehead In the Brooder

    Jul 9, 2011
    You guys make me smile... I live in Northern California, I'm thinking New Hampshire is a bit far.

    I called the local feed store and he gave me some good advice, so I'm feeling better. But if any Northern/Central CA folk are interested... [​IMG]

    Thank for your suggestions!

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