So, what do you do with unwanted roos?

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

  1. naturemom

    naturemom Songster

    May 28, 2007
    northern IL
    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 Songster

    May 6, 2007
    Dayton, TX
    I got lucky and a man was starting a new farm and he took four of my little boys.
  3. jkm

    jkm Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Forest Grove
    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 Songster

    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

    I eat mine.
  6. Wally

    Wally In the Brooder

    May 11, 2007
    Texas Hill Country
    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 Songster

    May 4, 2007
    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. 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 In the Brooder

    Apr 21, 2007
    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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