what do you all do with the roos

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SisterFlash, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. SisterFlash

    SisterFlash Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok hatching some chicks looks very rewarding.

    But what do you do with all the extra roos? I know with special breeds there is probably a way to sell them but what do you do with them if you do not want to put them in your own soup pot.

    thanks I am sure this has already been answered but could not find the past thread.

    Barb [​IMG]
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Keep Them

    Sell Them

    Give Them Away

    Eat Them


    We keep them as long as we can, try to find homes for the nice ones,
    and eat the "not so lucky" ones. Producing your own chicken
    meat is a lot more humane than buying it, and better for you too.
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    how would you keep extra roos?
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:In a seperate run and coop. It works for me anyway.
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What purple said...

    Yes, you can keep a roo bachelor coop if you really like having them around. Of course, they don't give much but eye candy and eat a lot.

    Jody
     
  6. snugglepup

    snugglepup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have had trouble with them mating each other to death in the bachelor coop. We finally decided just to eat all of them... seemed like a more humane, dignified way to go.
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I take them to a local poultry auction that they hold once a month. I know by doing that they're more than likely gonna be butchered, but I can't afford to feed them all.
     
  8. eichenluft

    eichenluft Out Of The Brooder

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    I've given all of my extra roos to friends, for free with their agreement that they are killed humanely. I can't kill anything myself, nor eat something I've raised and fed from chick to adult. So off they go. They are "put to sleep" with ether before being killed. So it's not a bad way for them to go. And I can't keep extra roos here, too much crowing - 2 big roos and 2 banty roos are enough.

    molly
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We process them for the freezer.
     
  10. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It probably depends on the breed. Some are in more demand than others. Go to the auction in the late spring or early summer when the supply of roos is low. In the fall there is usually a glut of cockerels from the spring crop.
     

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