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What do you do with too many roosters

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by madelynbelle, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. madelynbelle

    madelynbelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just curious what everyone does when they hatch out their eggs and end up with Way too many roosters. Do you give them away. Or do you cull them or what. I am hatching 24 eggs right now, and know I will probably have more roosters than I need. Didnt think about the what to do with the extra roosters.[​IMG]
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    They make good soup
     
  3. 60ACRES

    60ACRES Stepped in what??

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    BC Marans? You send them to me![​IMG]
     
  4. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
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    I have a rooster coop just for extra roos I like but not sure what to do with at this point...they are just pretty lol

    We eat some, sell some, trade some...You can do anything with a roo! [​IMG]
     
  5. madelynbelle

    madelynbelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought that the roosters would kill each other if you had them together.
     
  6. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They won't kill each other unless there are hens around. I eat my extras... yum yum, chicken and dumplings.
     
  7. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Yeah Freezer camp. DH and I ae getting 100 roos on Tuesday next week to raise for the freezer...of course I will keep the pretty ones for my own purposes [​IMG]
     
  8. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I have sold on Craigs list, but my main outlet is the 4H. I call the extention office and ask if any 4H'ers are interested in purebreds. Last year I had more kids that wanted them than I had birds to give away. The kids have to be in a poultry club and have their parent's permission. It's a win win situation. I get to hatch and keep what I want, kids that can't hatch their own get something to raise and show and the chickens get a nice home. As a matter of fact, the poultry specialist from the extention office is going to pick up 2 Marans from me tomorrow. There are 2 young ladies that will be raising and showing them. Last year I gave them a bunch of Jersey Giants.
     

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