selling my roosters!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dixiehens, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. dixiehens

    dixiehens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, i just got an call about a man who wants to buy my roosters that I put an ad in Today, I don't know how to give them up.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    You just have to think of reason why you are selling and knowing that your doing the right thing. I know it's sad and will be hard I've had the feeling too I sold some birds this year that I hatched I was quite upset but couldn't possibly keep them all so knew I was doing it for the right reasons. And only today I sold my last 6 chicks that seemed harder than selling the older birds. My house is very quiet now but I know in my heart I've done the right thing. If you have others birds busy yourself with them I'm sure you will be fine.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! It is hard to give up birds that you have raised as pets. :hugs But your hens will be a lot happier with fewer boys around in the long run. If you are asking how much to sell them for, you might want to ask in your state thread for how much roos of your type are going for in your area. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Good luck with selling your roosters!
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!

    I am so sorry. [​IMG] It is never easy to let them go. Just make sure it is the right decision and that they are going to a good home that you feel good about. It will be hard at first. I hope your heavy heart will heal soon. [​IMG]
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    So sorry![​IMG]
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you need motivation to sell your roosters, just think of the health of your hens. They will be spared being over-bred, bitten, having their feathers plucked out, battered, and potentially, seriously injured. I currently have 25 hens and I get loads of eggs without the aggression, fighting, feeding of non-productive mouths, crowing in the middle of the night, over-breeding and battering that goes along with having roosters (especially too many). My hens are stress free and enjoying life with no roosters. That is plenty of reason to remove any roosters in my flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Congratulations in finding a buyer for your roosters. Re-homing roosters is not always easy.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    There is a glut of roosters on the market, you are very fortunate if someone actually wants to buy yours. Most people with roosters would be thrilled [​IMG] to rehome them.
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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