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Where to get rid of rooster chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hargraves, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Hargraves

    Hargraves Out Of The Brooder

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    So we got 16 extra males with my order of 12 females.. We want to get rid of probably 12 of the males. We could raise and eat them but with SO many, I'm afraid we'd lose them to fights before they reach maturity enough to butcher.. Any recommendations of places/people to take them?
     
  2. If you separate the males from the females and keep both bunches away from, and out of site of each other you shouldn't have problems with them fighting.

    You could put up an add on Craigslist, or find your state's thread and post an offer there. Oh and once you have 20 posts you can post in the buy/sell/trade section of BYC.

    Good luck!
     
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  3. Hargraves

    Hargraves Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. We free range our other hens and roosters and they stay in the coop at night. We're going to try to introduce the newbies slowly once they can be outside, but as of right now, we only have the one area suited to house them! I tried southeasttexas.com but haven't gotten any hits yet. Lol I'm close to 20 posts so hopefully I can try on here soon.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If your'e not opposed to butchering, and you free range, I'd just raise them up and butcher them as they reach maturity. Crowing/mating/fighting usually happens right around the time you want to harvest them anyway.

    If you don't want to do that, try Craigslist, etc and see if you can offload them that way. If they're still littles, you might contact reptile owners and see if anyone feeds chicks.
     
  5. Hargraves

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    Oh okay. Yeah. We will probably end up being stuck with them but for us that's a lot of free chicken dinners since they were packing peanuts. Lol I would rather give some a chance at life if someone wanted to keep them for their flock though.
     

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