Straight Run! Roos?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lisabug, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. lisabug

    lisabug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just venting....

    I got 10 straight run chickens in Feb. now we can tell the gender 9 out of 10 are Roosters. It stinks....my husband won't let me save them all (only 2 actually). I was hoping about 50/50 at least.

    They are hurting each other and then others (we have younger ones and layers we bought seperately) so I guess all my chicky babies will be dinner:mad:
     
  2. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would vent also [​IMG] That really does stink that you only got one pullet out of the bunch.
     
  3. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2008
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    I'm sorry. [​IMG] Straight run may be cheeper ( [​IMG] ) but we usually wind up paying for it in the end. [​IMG]
     
  4. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at it this way..you gave the Roos a longer life than they may have had if you had not gotten them.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sometimes luck isn't on our sides. But, I agree, by ordering straight run, you gave the roosters a chance to live rather than to be euthanized as day olds. Plus, you get to eat them knowing they are not grown up in a commercial farm where often the first and last sun they see is on the way to the butcher.
     
  6. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least you're not the guilty party caught feather sexing straight run chicks - I had two sets of buyers who wanted a minute to "discuss" with their spouse about chicks over the weekend - both times I came back and caught both sets feather sexing straight run chicks.

    Good luck rehoming your roosters - stewpot or other - at least you're honest and took your straight run chicks with pride. [​IMG]
     

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