What age is a good age to get rid of roosters?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hd_darcy, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    So, I have three young roosters that I want to go... They are just like a couple months old right now and I still keep them separate from the other chickens. When is a good time to send them on their way?? Or what are most people looking for say on Craigslist? They are kind of usless right now because you surely can't eat them, and they don't breed. Should I wait to advertise? I am thinking about putting them in with the other chickens in the coop, but I thought maybe it would be better to get rid of the 3 that I want to go first (only keeping one pullet out of the four babies). Two are frizzles, and one is just a cochin if it matters... (bantams).

  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Songster

    Oct 31, 2008
    Since they are banties, not much market for them except as pets so the sooner they go , the better! Otherwise, they should be market size for eating.
  3. greathorse

    greathorse Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    I have no experience with Bantams but the dual purpose roosters I raise are worth about 4 each at the swap. They almost all go to the Asian market for table birds. I sell them at about 14 weeks.

    I have no idea if there is a meat market for Bantams or not. I know that the silkies can be very desirable for some consumers.

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