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What to do with "packing peanuts"

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by congdon476, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    OK- so from what I can tell, everyone pretty much gets "packing peanuts" this time of year with their chick orders. My question is, if you really don't want them... what are the options. I'm not cruel and thinking starvation or freezing outside... but I REALLY don't want to feed a bunch of dominant male chicks so they can grow up and make lots of noise (we have close neighbors and regulations prohibit the crowing). Are there places that would take them and re-home them for free, or are people interested enough if I put something in the "free" section of the newspaper I might be able to get rid of them? Ideas appreciated. I looked all over the boards and haven't found anything about it yet.
     
  2. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you could eat them when they get older! [​IMG]
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Craigslist

    Of course, some might end up as snake food...
     
  4. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put an ad on craigslist and rehomed my 9 br packing peanuts to a ladt with a mobile petting zoo until they grow up, after that its off to live on their farm "dinner in training"
     
  5. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, you could always pack them a lunch and send them my way!
     
  6. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why do you call them packing peanuts? sorry I may sound stoopid (hhhaaahha get it STOOPid) but I'm new
     
  7. jeannieo

    jeannieo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    because they are put in with the order to fill the box so that the ordered chicks stay warm [​IMG]
     
  8. Edfewlass

    Edfewlass Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay I am new too so I will bite whats wrong with them why would they just throw them in
     
  9. Blondie

    Blondie Chillin' With My Peeps

    These are extra chicks they put in the box so there is enough body heat. They're not always roosters!

    I say keep them until you can tell what they are, and if you don't want them, sell them on Craigslist.
     
  10. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am going to keep mine until i find out if they are all roos, then i am going to make roo soup!!
     

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