What if you get a roo?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AnimalGeek23, Nov 6, 2018.

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  1. AnimalGeek23

    AnimalGeek23 Crowing

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    So, you’ve just ordered chicks online or went to your local supply store and carried home chicks.
    Of course, sexing young chicks can be very difficult, so there’s a 50% that you got the sex you wanted.
    Few months later, after all the work and they’re finally out of the brooder, you realize one of them is a cockerel. You cannot keep a roo. Other than rehoming, what would you do?
    :D
    I just want to see what you guys would do if that happened to you.
     
  2. Lady Lionheart

    Lady Lionheart Songster

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    Because I live in town it was vital I rehomed my 2 as soon as possible. One day when I live in the country I will keep some. I adore roosters. And then if they don't work out... Freezer camp. But they will most certainly have a wonderful life.
     
  3. MissChick@dee

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    I have a friend who would eat him. :duc
     
  4. ChickenLeg

    ChickenLeg Crowing

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    Sneak it into the local shopping mall and let it loose near the food court.. then leave without anyone knowing where it came from...:idunno
     
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  5. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

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    Just 1 boy? I’d jump for joy! I have about 10 atm that I know of.
    But if I lived in town where I can’t keep them then I’d list them for sale or free and hope someone wants him. If worse comes to worse I’d cull. Sometimes they are hard to get rid of.
     
  6. MissChick@dee

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    Wag’s her No-No finger....
    Bad Mr. Chickenleg bad bad bad.....:plbb
     
  7. AnimalGeek23

    AnimalGeek23 Crowing

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    :th:lau
     
  8. AnimalGeek23

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    Would any of you just keep him and ignore the rules? That’s what I would do :idunno
     
  9. 9SpiceyChickens

    9SpiceyChickens Crowing

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    I have a friend who is looking for roos right now, so.....


    His 2 can't keep all 57 hens under control :)
     
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  10. 9SpiceyChickens

    9SpiceyChickens Crowing

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    Probs not. We have close neighbors and no-crow collars seem harsh...
     

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