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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, May 8, 2015.

  1. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    Little hint, and don't [​IMG] me, because I'm serious. Little cockerels are a tough sale. Not saying it can't be done, but not easy. Don't ask too much for them. If they haven't sold in a month, offer them all as a group at a discount price, and don't ask any questions...
     
  2. rossfam06

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    That's what I am doing. 4 hens with 5 cockerels and I am giving 2 of those for free.
     
  3. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    I'm thinking I will have to give up a couple of lavender orpington cockerels too. I hate to, because they are sooo handsome. But I think I can get a little more money out of them. I haven't really compared them to SOP, but they look really nice to me. I just can't decide which one to keep. The nicest/friendliest one has a darker comb, but he's a bit of a wuss. And I noticed a little blood spot just above his beak the other day. I think he is getting pecked a lot, so he probably isn't going to be the flock protector. Ugh.

    So what does everyone look for when determining which males to keep?
     
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  4. dan26552

    dan26552 Flock Master

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  5. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    This is a good situation to explain how I would sell them. Just assume they are typical laying hens at layer prices
    So I have 4 hens and 5 cockerels...
    2 trios @ $30 each which is basically $15/ hen and the rooster for free
    3 roosters for $15
    So you wind up with $75 for 9 birds, or a little over $8 each

    If I sold them separate, I would get a minimum of $12 each/ hen, so that's $48. The cockerels may, or may not, sell. When left with way too many roosters, I have sold them as low as 5 for $20 just to keep from feeding them any more, and some I have had to slaughter myself, or give away, because they just don't sell.
    My first choice for rooster culling is temperament, then SOP. Damien was gorgeous, but a vicious rooster. My BCM rooster has a faulty comb and narrow body, but is a wonderful rooster. I'll take a good rooster over a perfect rooster any day. With the Ameraucanas, I am hoping I get a perfect rooster with a good personality[​IMG]
     
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