What do with unwanted roosters?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenlady44, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. chickenlady44

    chickenlady44 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 8, 2010
    I have 7 roosters to 7 hens. I need to get rid of some roosters but have no idea what to do with them. Eating them is out of the question. I tried to sell them but no takers. Any ideas? Anyone know of any places in Oklahoma City that will take roosters?
  2. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central, N.C.
    Free always works for me on Craigslist. [​IMG]
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I gave my extra roos away while they were still babies. Advertised them on the bulletin board at the post office and library branch. I had intended to ask no questions about their future dinner invitations, but as it turned out all three boys got a home with 80 hens and are living the good life.
    Unless they are a special show quality bird, I don't know anyone around here that would actually pay for a rooster.
  4. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Put signs up at your local feed stores.
  5. rhodiegal

    rhodiegal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2007
    North Georgia
    I agree with the free. I did that once in our Farmer's and Consumer's bulletin and had over 100 calls.
  6. chickenlady44

    chickenlady44 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 8, 2010
    Thanks so much guys! I just posted them free on Craigslist. I was worried before that if I posted for free they would become someone's dinner, but my poor little hens are getting so beat up that I can't worry about that anymore.
  7. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    come on over to the okie thread! There are bunches of us. There are many folks that buy roos and such but if you are putting limitations on what they do with it once it leaves your hands...yeah...you aren't gonna have many takers. That is one of the things you have to have planned with chickens. You get boys and girls and nobody wants that many boys just hanging around.
  8. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    I agree. Craigslist. So far all mine have gone to pet/breeder home situations but you never know. Once they are out of my hands I have no control over their fate. They certainly live longer and happier than they would have at the hatchery. Good luck.
  9. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    i give mine away for free. sometimes i sell the good ones like the ameraucanas but they usually go for $5 to $10, but that is rare
  10. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    I had to seperate my 4 so they got along free ranging.
    one night some critter got all of them.
    Sad to say but
    I fed the hungry.

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