What To Do With My Roos

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by eamos, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. eamos

    eamos Just Hatched

    Jul 11, 2014
    In March I purchased 4 straight run assorted bantam chicks. My luck, 3 of these are boys. Ive been putting off resolving this problem. I have 8 hens. The boys constantly pick on each other, mate young hens and pull on the girls combs and head feathers. It just seems like everyone is unhappy. I'm not fond of culling my boys, mostly because they are banties. I dont really have the option of separating the boys from the girls. I would prefer to find a new home for them. I do have a favorite and i'd like to keep one.
    Any suggestions?

    I would prefer to keep Joe, but would let him go for a price. Old English Bantam

    Mark is a Mille Fleur D'Uccle, very sweet, gets picked on the most

    Fivetoes a white silkie, my least favorite but still could use a good home.
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    Yes, you definitely need to cull two of the roos. It will end up being a bloody mess for you in the long run if you don't.

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