Why did he have to be a roo??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nupine, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Nupine

    Nupine Songster

    Nov 21, 2007
    I have a goat barn with some loose chickens of different breeds in there. One of them a 3 year old blue leghornish hen lays a gigantic white egg. The top roos in there are silverlaced wyandottes. So I decided to put one egg in there from her to hopefully get a pullet to put in the barn to lay eggs. Well the cutie hatched yesterday. His comb and waddles are very big and I think it is a rooster!! As if I didn't already have AS MANY ROOSTERS AS I DO HENS!!! I know it isn't his fault at all, but now I don't know what to do with him. I don't ''do'' meat birds at all, and I already have too many roos. I have about 15-20 roos to sell right now. How do you get rid of extra roos, other than for meat?
  2. amystours

    amystours Songster

    Feb 23, 2008
    Alexandria, Louisiana
    You can tell as soon as they are hatched what they are?? I thought you had to wait MONTHS before you would know for sure!!!???
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Post them here in the buy/sell/trade/free section. You may be able to find them homes to other BYCr's.
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    When you find the answer about why they are roos instead of pullets, post it on the board here. I've read so many posts of rooster aftere rooster. Poor Speckledhen seems to hatch nothing (well almost) but roosters lately.

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