To rue too many roos?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by amiachicknorwat, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. amiachicknorwat

    amiachicknorwat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or is it just -- ok, not just -- but also a dance? Never sent pics from my phone before. My ol' 'puter crapped out the other day, finally. The 3 Roos were fighting in the run this morn. No, I don't have a full count of how many I got...maybe 8 of total of 40 chickens, as a sound ballpark estimate.
    Early last winter we were given several chicks from folks Ill equipped to handle the extra numbers. The dead looking (supine) one ended up popping back up after an extended rest. The 3rd I tossed over the fence into the empty rabbit run, as a pointless seeming attempt to break up the fight. All this and attending to chicks too. Chickens are high maintenance. May as well get addicted, eh.
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  2. amiachicknorwat

    amiachicknorwat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like I said: my first time doing this from my phone -- not recommended for anyone over 39. ;-)

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  3. amiachicknorwat

    amiachicknorwat Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Get rid of most of the Roos. I am only keeping one this year. I have 32 chicks with many Cockerels in the mix.
    Advertise or cull the roosters.
     
  5. Tongy

    Tongy Out Of The Brooder

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    It's always so hard to find homes for roos - I feel like I need to face up to culling unwanted roos but having trouble actually doing it! :-(
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I never have a hard time selling Roosters. I advertise as meat birds and sell for $10 dollars a bird.
     
  7. Tongy

    Tongy Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh I never thought of that! Where do you advertise them? :)
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Im here in Alberta, Canada. I advertise on Kijiji.
     
  9. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    You could also take them to a local auction sale. My friend does it every year.
     
  10. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    You could try Craigslist too. Depending on your location you may have success in selling them, if not you could try listing them for free. Around here it isn't possible to sell excess males so mine go into the freezer. If you aren't up to that you could look for a poultry processor in your area or see if a local hunter is willing to help do them for you.
     

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