When should I cull ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Hiram, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Hiram

    Hiram Out Of The Brooder

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    Out of six chickens(I was told they were all hens), three turned out to be roos. I can't have roos in my county. I haven't been able to give them away and now they've started crowing. I'm trying to hold off but I think the neighbors are taken notice. If I get a noise complaint then my whole flock is at jeopardy. They were born 3-21-11. When can I cull?
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    You can cull anytime you like. People like to wait until they are 18 months but you might have to sacrifice a little size in this case. They might only be the size of cornish hens, I don't know, but to answer your question, whenever you need to.
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Good question. I don't have the same problem as you but I do have some extra roos that I need to cull and they are very young. I'm not sure when I should cull either.
     
  4. Hiram

    Hiram Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks G. I guess it'll be a dark weekend.
     

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