What's a girl to do...with too many a roo???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DeniseVasecka, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. DeniseVasecka

    DeniseVasecka Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a first time chicken raiser and if someone had told me, or if I had read that buying a straight run had the possibility of getting more roos than pullets, I would have certainly bought them sexed, and happily paid the extra for girls! I purchased 15 and out of that 15 - 10 are roosters!!! Really??? And to top this off, all 15 are bantums!!! So, my original thinking was to enjoy the cute little ones and get enough eggs to have a decent breakfast! The joke is certainly on me! At the moment I want to keep my smallest Mille F (his name is Squirt!) PB, my sweetest Barred Cochin, and Galaxy, my black Silkie. Squirt & Galaxy have "girl friends" and PB is my chatterbox. I have only heard Squirt crow, so far, and it's not anything like the 7 that need a new home!

    Number 2 problem is that I've really grown attached to the boys, but I can't keep them, and can't find a home for them - what's a mom to do? I live in Boise, Idaho and I don't have a clue what to do. [​IMG] Please help!

    Thanx bunches,
     
  2. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got the same problem. I know how you feel!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

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    What's a girl to do...with too many a roo???
    Put them in a pot for a yummy yummy stew. JK JK!! I jsut had to rime lol...
     
  4. Bengalcats1

    Bengalcats1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in the same boat, mine are all purebreed bantams and I'm having NO luck on craigslist [​IMG], Im getting nervous and eating them is Not an option
     
  5. DeniseVasecka

    DeniseVasecka Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Way funny!![​IMG]
     
  6. lillypad

    lillypad New Egg

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    I ordered sexed chicks and got 18 hens and two roos, they are ten months old now and the roos get along fine but the girls seem stressed and overworked to me. Just today I thought about mabe finding a home for one of the roos. But I guess roosters are hard to place.
     
  7. txreddirtgirl

    txreddirtgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Try posting on craigslist for REALLY cheap or even free?
     
  8. DeniseVasecka

    DeniseVasecka Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I have an ad on Craigslist already... awaiting response!
     
  9. lillypad

    lillypad New Egg

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    Thanks txreddirtgirl Ill try that.
     
  10. carress

    carress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I often see ads on CL with people selling common or mixed breed roos for about $10. I wonder if anyone buys them.
     

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