Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by aqua, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. aqua

    aqua New Egg

    Jan 13, 2009
    I am sure this has been asked time and time again but I didn't see a thread on this so sorry for the repeat.

    I would love to have two chickens but I can't have a rooster. If I raise them from eggs or buy them ask chicks I am assuming I would end up with a rooster. What do people do with their roosters? My dad bought me an incubator for Christmas when I told him I was thinking of getting chickens but he wasn't thinking about roosters. He was thinking how fun it would be for my little girls to see them hatch. I would love to let them have that experience but I don't know what to do with a rooster!

    Is there a way to tell if a chick is a rooster?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. rockabilly7

    rockabilly7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    Florida panhandle
    well you cant tell from eggs but if you order from a hatchery you can get day old chicks and they are already sexed which means no rooster if you do get roos though you can always re-home them.
  3. BrackenFarms

    BrackenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2008
    Easley, SC
    put them on craiglists give rooster away

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