What to do with male chicks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by johnnalei, May 18, 2009.

  1. johnnalei

    johnnalei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi- I'm new to this message board, so please pardon me if a similar question has been asked (I had issues with searching the forum). I'm thinking about buying fertile eggs and hatching them myself. I thought this would be a fun experience. I only want to add one or two hens to my flock. I live in the city so keeping a rooster is out of the question. Does anyone have suggestions about what to do w/the male chicks/cockerels (once I'm able to determine the sex)? If I posted them on craigslist for free, would people generally be interested? Other ideas?? Thanks so much!
     
  2. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    I put 9 roos on craigslist last week and had a taker within 10 minutes![​IMG]
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Sure someone whould take them, but you could butcher them before they crow.
     
  4. johnnalei

    johnnalei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do people want to pay for the males, or is it something you would typically just give away? I'm just really not sure what interest there is out there for roosters [​IMG]
     
  5. Becky_H

    Becky_H Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Depends entirely on breed and quality. Sometimes you can sell them for 5-10.00 if they're decent. Otherwise, giving them away's usually the way to go. You're not going ot make a 'killing' no matter what.
     
  6. johnnalei

    johnnalei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking about hatching blue ameraucanas, or maybe salmon faverolles. Would these be relatively desireable? Thanks so much everyone!
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] I gave my Roos away.
     
  8. chickens3

    chickens3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait intill they get big enough and eat them.
     
  9. a2ms4chickens

    a2ms4chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sold my show quality purebred banty RIR roos, and gave away my mixed roosters, on Craigslist.

    I usually had someone come within a couple days to pick them up.

    Good luck!!!
     

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