What to do with 6 (SiX!) Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Roos?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ElioraImmanuel, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. ElioraImmanuel

    ElioraImmanuel Songster

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    Out of my straight run I got 7 roos and 3 hens. Oye! The exact opposite of what I wanted. Oh, well...I guess that's the price I pay for straight run chicks.[​IMG]

    So, now I have 6 roos. Do I sell them? I really don't want to keep feeding them until they're big enough. Besides, they are way to gorgeous to put in a stew pot! I could maybe keep a total of 3 of the seven.....
     
  2. mandelyn

    mandelyn Crowing

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    Really you can only keep one, unless you build breeder pens and set them up as pairs. Or keep 2 and have a pair and a trio.

    You're right, they're way too pretty for a stew pot! Depending on your area, you might even score $10 each for them.
     
  3. ElioraImmanuel

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    Does anyone have any other ideas?
     
  4. peacockfarmer1

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    what i always did with extra roosters is let them free range with each other and keep one rooster up with your 3 hens.
     

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