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When should I cull ?

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

  1. Hiram

    Hiram Out Of The Brooder

    May 18, 2011
    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

    Aug 20, 2010
    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

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    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

    May 18, 2011
    Thanks G. I guess it'll be a dark weekend.

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