Thinning the flock.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by msswede1, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. msswede1

    msswede1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does everyone do with hens that have stopped laying or roosters when you have too many? Any advise would be welcomed.

    Thanks,
    Tammy
     
  2. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it were me I would process and eat them. You can try to re-home them via craigslist or the free section on this site but be aware that people who take them on may also process and eat them.

    You can always keep the hens and pets and just re-home the roosters.
     
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  3. CarolynF

    CarolynF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just asked a similar question on another thread. Besides CraigsList or butchering some people will take them to a local livestock auction.
     
  4. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look into local Poultry swaps too :)
     

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