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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ElioraImmanuel, Jun 4, 2011.
Does anybody buy just roos? They are BLR Wyandottes....
I would imagine if they liked the roo and wanted one for breeding...Yes?
I'm having a hell of a time rehoming my polish roo, I see roo's for sale on Craigslist all the time so I imagine there's an over abundance of roos.
I had only one rooster to rehome. I put an ad on Craigslist at about 3am one morning when I couldn't sleep and within a few hours, had a caller. The guy picked him up on his way home from work that afternoon. The taker told me that he was just getting into chickens and needed a rooster to take care of his many hens. Just what my rooster needed as he was too much for my 6 hens. Good luck.
If they are young enough, you might get a buyer who is looking for table birds. Although, the majority of Americans would rather buy meat at the market than dress it themselves.
If you want to place them as pets, you will have to work hard at it.
If you want to place them as flock roos, are they excellent quality purebreds? What about them makes them desirable as a sire of next year's chicks?
They are all BLR Wyandottes from McMurray. What does that say about them? They're all gorgeous, too. I just can not keep all of them. I keep a ratio of 1 roo to 10- 13 chicks. I'll have 6 roos by the end of the season and I'm already concerned with the fighting that may ensue.
Quote:I doubt if I will ever buy a roo. I have been given more than a dozen roos since the first of the year and I have another free one coming today. I suppose that the time might come when I am looking for a particular breed of roo. In that case I might be willing to trade one of my pullets, but I don't think I will ever pay cash.
Occasionally you might find somebody who wants young roos to rehome into Freezer Camp.
But -- at least in my part of the country (Tennessee) -- most people who want roos are looking for Cock Fighters.
No cock fighting posts, please.
They do I just sold 14. I hatched 30 chicks & 14 were cocks. They were about 2 & a half months old.
I've a Cuckoo Maran to add to these Wyandottes. He's way to aggressive and he's gotta go!