Why?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Country Heart, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Why is everyone so quick to want to know...roo or not? [​IMG]

    I live in the suburbs and have to re-home my roos once they start crowing - but until that moment, I love to live in ignorant bliss and enjoy my short, sweet, precious time with my boys. [​IMG]
     
  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    Feed bills. The sooner they go, the less it costs you to raise one you are not keeping anyway. I do keep some roosters, but most need to go asap.
     
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    A lot of us can not have roos and one crow can get us in a hole world of hurt. Trying to get a roo a good home is hard in towns. Or we dont have the room for a non -layer. [​IMG]
     
  4. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Some people are keeping illegal chickens too, so even the first crow is a dead giveaway. Better to sex early and rehome/cull early than be caught because of an errant crow!
     
  5. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    You all bring up valid points. Thanks for the insight. For my part, I am planning on staying in ignorant bliss until that one faithful day.
     
  6. Yashar

    Yashar New Egg

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    Quote:Sort of like asking the nurses to not tell you if it's a boy or girl..... but with chickens instead.
     
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I needed to know, so I could replace with another chick before it was too late. The longer you wait, the harder to integrate.
     
  8. LeelooD

    LeelooD Out Of The Brooder

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    What hcppam and stacykins said! I don't think I am zoned for chickens, but loads of people in our county do it. As long as the neighbors don't complain, no one cares. I bought two birds last month and was assured they were both girls only one wasn't old enough to lay. Well, turns out she's never going to lay because she's a he! I'm trying to reach the person who sold them to take him back, but if she won't, I've got to get rid of him somehow before he crows and I have to give up my hen and coop!
     
  9. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Quote:X-2....
     
  10. Stoney22

    Stoney22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a small yard and a six week old too so idw to introduce a new guy in and have fights break out!
     

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