What do I do with my roosters?

Jhs51684

Songster
5 Years
Mar 29, 2015
46
33
104
Pittsburgh, PA
Hi,
I'm a first time chick parent. I got 6 from Tractor Supply and at 8 weeks it looks like 2 are roosters. My neighbors are very close in vicinity and the roosters are already crowing. I'd prefer to not keep them. I don't want to keep them long enough to butcher them. Any respectable ways I can get rid of them?
 

HenHouse10C

Chirping
Apr 12, 2015
131
3
63
FL Panhandle
If you don't want to butcher for yourself to eat, you can butcher them, and boil, then feed back to your hens. It sounds cannibalistic but it will not harm them in any way (the hens) and the protein is fantastic. I just have had to do this today. We have close neighbors, and I had 2 roosters out of 8. One was getting really loud and the other one mean. So I butchered them, now they're in the stockpot, and tomorrow I'll let the hens pick at the carcasses.
 

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