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What to do with roosters?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ruthiegirl, May 31, 2015.

  1. ruthiegirl

    ruthiegirl New Egg

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    I bought six chicks from the supply store two months ago- and I ended up with 4 Roos [​IMG]. I listed them on craigslist last week, but not one single person has contacted me. Any ideas what I can do with them? I live in Omaha and they are not allowed. Thanks!
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Are you sure they are roosters? Have they been crowing? Can you post pics?
     
  3. ruthiegirl

    ruthiegirl New Egg

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    I posted last week on here with pics and everyone agreed they are roosters.
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  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Hmm well sometimes you can sell them at a local livestock auction. I don't know if you have one near you, but you might want to do an internet search for one.

    Also some local feed stores will accept roosters as donations and then they turn around and sell them for profit themselves.

    I have learned to keep chickens until they crow before assuming they are roosters for sure. Sometimes I can be surprised and some will turn out to be hens. But if you are worried the crow will upset your neighbors I totally understand.
     
  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Overrun With Chickens

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    I think the OP is right in getting rid of them before they start crowing since it's illegal to have roosters where she lives. Maybe put posters up at the TSC where you bought them? Keep looking. Hopefully someone will take them off your hands. Maybe in the future consider getting older birds - say, point of lay pullets - so you can tell the sex for sure, and avoid straight run chicks. Good luck. I hope you can find a place for them.
     
  6. saylee

    saylee New Egg

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    Hi we are currently in this situation. How did you solve it? Thanks!
     

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