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Sure is quiet here tonight

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BusyBlonde, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. BusyBlonde

    BusyBlonde Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had wayyy too many roosters - 17, and although we usually butcher them for meat my DH has been working 12-15 hour days lately. Fourteen of the roosters were 4-5 months old, and keeping them with about the same number of hens was just asking for trouble - not to mention the crowfests that were starting. My neighbors hadn't complained, but it was getting on my nerves, so I listed them on Craigs List.

    A man offered to buy all of them for very close to what I was asking for them individually. He came and got them this afternoon. It is really quiet now. The two roosters we still have (T-Rex and Butch) are being awfully quiet, the 15th rooster was one of their flock (a year old) and I think he was one of the most vocal roosters. I can hear the birds singing, the drone of the borer bee that patrols over our deck, even my puppy as she turns in her sleep. I have 17 more chicks that I just hatched, so I guess we'll have some quiet for another five months. then let the competition crowing begin again!
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it's good that you were able to sell your roos.
    And enjoy the quiet . . . for the next 5 months.
    We just processed all of our roosters and it is so QUIET that I am now looking for a rooster.
    I want some backyard eye candy, so I'm thinking about getting a Black Copper Marans or Barnevelder.
    I would enjoy a Light Sussex, too.
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