Where to find a rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BluesLadies, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. BluesLadies

    BluesLadies Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2017
    Hilliard, Fl
    I've been searching for a new rooster to replace my white Leghorn with but I'm having trouble finding one near where I live. I've tried the facebook groups and Craigslist. My husband has decided that driving two hours for a rooster is out of the question, no matter how gorgeous. Any advice on how to either talk hubby into a road trip or finding locals looking to rid themselves of a rooster is much appreciated.
  2. FeatherMtnFarms

    FeatherMtnFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 13, 2015
    [​IMG]I would put up something that says rooster wanted and I bet you will get a lot of responses, there are always people wanting to sell their roosters or even give them away free to good homes!
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2017
  3. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2013
    Did you want another leghorn which may make it harder if you are looking for something specific or are you more flexible in the breed as long as it is a decent rooster?
    You can always go on your state thread on BYC and see if anyone (and I'll bet there will be ) someone who has an extra rooster they are willing to part with.
    You can also check with your local feed stores and ask if you can put up a notice on their bulletin board or check with your local 4-H to see if there are any kids with a poultry project. They often have extras, eggs, chicks, pullets or cockerels or roosters they will sell for a few dollars.
    Good luck.
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  4. BluesLadies

    BluesLadies Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2017
    Hilliard, Fl
    Thank you, I'm very much enjoying the community and resources here! I've tried, I swear when you aren't looking there's three dozen but as soon as you think you might need one, poof! I have found one, one beautiful Millie fluer with heavily feathered shanks, but he's an hour and a half away. [​IMG]
  5. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2016
    Pac NW
    Best bet for a local bird IMO is to see if your feed store has a spot to post notices. Mine has a "roosters in need of home" list. Even if yours doesn't keep a list like that they may still let you post an ad for others to see.
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    I'll send you all you want. Or, you can road trip to Oregon and pick the ones you want [​IMG]

    I think some of your problem may be time of year. Folks tend to cull in the fall, so this time of year there aren't a lot of roosters they're looking to get rid of. But, hatching season is upon us, and Oops cockerels will be showing up from hatchery orders/feed store purchases. I'd just be patient.
  7. Lisa Wood

    Lisa Wood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2016
    AIKEN, South Carolina
    I would behave as if I was looking for or chicks from s local breeder. You know breeders are going to have extra Roosters. I would bet on it. A lady at my church has two she needs to get rid of, and she says they're sweet and well mannered. Of course that's not helping you.
    Did you look on this site?
  8. BluesLadies

    BluesLadies Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2017
    Hilliard, Fl
    No, I am still learning how to navigate the site. Lol. I am calling the local extension office tomorrow to see if they have any info.I would love a road trip but hubby doesn't. I think most of my problem is wrong time of year and not being able to find anything local but chicks.
  9. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

    Nov 7, 2012
    Put up an ad at the local feed store.
  10. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    When you contact your county extension, ask about a local poultry club, or contact the county fair board, they may know people that entered last year, and therefore have chickens.

    Mrs K

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