What to do with extra roos in straight run orders?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by southernsibe, May 2, 2008.

  1. southernsibe

    southernsibe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am curious as to what people do when they order straight run and get more roosters then desired. I realize this isn't really a problem if they are for consumption, but what if they are going to be yard birds and the hen to roo ratio will be too high? Do people cull as soon as they can tell what is roo and hen?

    Thanks
    Rachel
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Four options I know of:

    a) keep them

    b) eat them

    c) sell them

    d) send them to auction
     
  3. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends.. some don't care and keep them, some sell them, sell eat them, other re-home them, the list goes on a on...

    I sell them on craigslist a lot, since I don't care what the buyer does with them.
     
  4. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We will probably eat most of them. Any super nice and pretty boys may get a chance to live with the girls.
     
  5. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Name them Stew.
     
  6. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we would eat or sell them
     
  7. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying to find good homes for them but nobody really seems to want them even for free, so we will cull and eat them in the next few weeks. They are only 8 weeks old right now and not very meaty.
     
  8. southernsibe

    southernsibe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Truefully, culling and eating them is my next best choice after rehoming/selling, which is not going very well. I have only gotten homes for a few of them. Although I took 4 roo's back to the feed store where I got them and asked the lady there if she had any ideas, she said no, but then someone came in that wanted them, and they went home with them! That was great, so I have officially rehomeed six. The biggest problem with eating is that they are bantams, so all the work, with a pay off of, what, four ounces of meat?

    Rachel
     
  9. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Should give you enough stock and meat for some yummy chicken, noodle soup with carrots and celery. MMM
     
  10. Cheryl

    Cheryl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Drive by a nearby farm, open the door and quickly give them the boot!!! I'm serious, people have told me they do that!!! [​IMG]
     

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