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Whats a good way to get rid of chickens (mostly roosters)?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Silkie-lover33, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. I was wondering what your method is for getting rid of chickens (mostly roos) besides killing them. Craigslist is usually not very affective with me and sometimes I try selling my birds in front of stores...which isn't very enjoyable. Also I was wondering what prices I should sell my birds for? I am trying to get rid of silkies (w/ weird mixed colors), turkin - silkie mix chickens and bantam phoenix- welsummer mix chickens. Regularly my prices are around $5 for one chicken. I've just had 11 chicks hatched recently. There will probably be at least 13 in the morning though. Our backyard has an overload of chickens. Please advise [​IMG]

    - Silkie

  2. groundpecker

    groundpecker Songster

    Jun 26, 2011
    Rison, Arkansas
    I just post a sign in local stores for $5 each along with pictures. It may take a week or two, but eventually they will sell.
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Might be time to replace fertile eggs with fake or non-fertile store bought eggs.
  4. Ok, thanks! I'll try that.
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Fliers at feed stores or pet stores work well.

    Stop hatching!!!
  6. chickened

    chickened Crowing

    Oct 2, 2010
    western Oregon
    I used to sell my LF silkie roosters to the asian market and yes they were killed... and provided meals to alot of people by virtue of the way they utilize the birds. May be time to rethink your stance on no kill. [​IMG]
  7. Cowgirl75446

    Cowgirl75446 Songster

    Feb 28, 2011
    I sell my birds on Craigslist a lot, I have really good luck on there. I always meet them in a local area, so far I have had good luck with no problems. I also advertise in a local area paper.

  8. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Songster

    May 19, 2011
    North Texas
    I am also thinking of selling one of my silkie roo's, One is very sweet, but the other is now getting aggressive. Am going to wait till spring, when I can see how the sweet one with do with chicks. They do move to the other end of the run, when one of my BR flies over the fence to eat their food. No fighting either. I was going to try Craig's List & my feed store.
  9. I just give my unwanted roos away. Around here we have a lot of BYCers, so if they dont go to freezer camp they are usually free or very low priced. Of course that just applies to the culls.
  10. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Songster

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I have a beautiful Rooster Garden. But I much prefer them be eaten by someone as the meat is just awesome. However, I usually cull way before they are finished. Silkies are supposed to be a gourmet meat, it is just part of the life cycle. Giving back the energy.

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