Who needs a Road Island Roo to help with the eggs?

Discussion in 'Animals In Need of Free Re-Homing' started by BGee, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. BGee

    BGee Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Mar 18, 2011
    I have 3, yes 3, roo's. Two of these guys need new homes. They are 9 months old. I am in Allen, Texas.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    21,701
    2,656
    466
    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    You should probably post in the thread below rather the incubating section.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16182/animals-in-need-of-free-re-homing

    Roosters given away will likely be eaten. If you want them to be used for breeding, charge real money for them.
    Sorry to be a bummer but that is the reality of so many unneeded cockerels hatched.

    I tried to sell some cockerels recently (though I have been successful in the past).
    With no takers, I processed 3 this morning. Only 7 to go.

    I would much rather eat the birds I raised and cared for than give them away to be eaten by someone else.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 29, 2015
  3. BGee

    BGee Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Mar 18, 2011
    Thank you! How old do you wait to process them? I wouldn't mind them on my green egg.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    21,701
    2,656
    466
    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    In reality they can be processed at any age.
    About the time they start crowing or 18 weeks as a general rule. After that age they won't get much bigger.
     
  5. BGee

    BGee Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Mar 18, 2011
    Outstanding thank you again.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by