What does cull mean?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Indianfeathers, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Indianfeathers

    Indianfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011

    I am new to raising bardyard chickens and i keep seeing this word while reading some posts. i even looked it up in the dictionary!
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    To remove from the flock....usually either by butchering, selling or if it's an injured or sick bird by killing it.
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Yep, it simply means removing from the flock. It does not necessarily mean killing it.
  4. Squishy

    Squishy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2011
    Technically.. and the way its used in many other animal hobbies, it means to kill the animal. On here.. people use 'cull' just to mean getting rid of the animal in one fashion or another, selling it, giving it away, killing it, ect. It really threw me for a loop when I first saw it used this way [​IMG]
  5. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Well now you learn something new everyday on here because I thought cull means to kill. So I guess everyone that said they needed to cull did not mean they were killing them. Boy I feel so much better. [​IMG]

    I'm glad you ask that question. [​IMG]

    Sorry needed to correct spelling.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2011
  6. Indianfeathers

    Indianfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011
    Thank you to all that replied....that makes it so much clearer to me!!
  7. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    To remove form the breeding pool-

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