So, what do you do with unwanted roos?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by naturemom, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. naturemom

    naturemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's the question that's making me nervous about buying more chicks. This spring, the 3rd grade at the school where I teach hatched some chicks. I took a bunch only after being assured that the farm they bought the eggs from would take them back if need be. I took a total of 7, but gave 3 away after about a week to someone who was willing to take any of them, and lives where roos are allowed. I'm pretty sure those 3 are all boys. I brought one boy back to the farm yesterday (didn't ask the lady what was going to happen to him), and of the 3 I have left, there's only one I'm pretty sure is a girl. If I have to return 2, I'll have to start from scratch again. The trouble is, if I'm buying sexed chicks, I know it's not 100% accurate, and I don't know what I'd do with roos. I live in the suburbs, so I can't keep them.
     
  2. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got lucky and a man was starting a new farm and he took four of my little boys.
     
  3. jkm

    jkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sent to the organic farm to become procesed dinner. one was grabbed for a flock to be the new boss, my favorte .

    roos are food.
     
  4. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    I posted an add in Craigs list a Freecycle, and they were ogne byu the next day!! I was amazed, at how many people wanted/needed roos!!! They all went to homes too, none were dinner!
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I eat mine.
     
  6. Wally

    Wally Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted them on craigslist and all 7 were gone in an hour. My backup plan was to eat them.
     
  7. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    It's call BAR-B-Q!!!! I'll shuck the corn if you pluck them birds!!
     
  8. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I try not to get into that situation. [​IMG] I've had good luck at selling them through the local advertiser and have eaten a few that were just too downright mean to burden another person with.
     
  9. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    I sell them on the net, banties that is, but ive got same problem with my light sussex, if they are roos I will try to sell, otherwise dinner, though I wont process them.
     
  10. spock78

    spock78 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's call BAR-B-Q!!!! I'll shuck the corn if you pluck them birds!!

    ^^^^^^^^^!!!!
    I have the potato salad % BBQ beans to go with the corn. LOL!!
     

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