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Four Roosters in the hen house...what do I do?!

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  • #21
    Originally posted by Mosey_2003 View Post
    I wish I had more rhubarb!!! I keep planting it and it keeps not thriving

    You can keep the zucchini and roosters
    I'll take the zucchini!
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    • #22
      Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post

      Where are you planting rhubarb?
      I have 2 plants, one - start from a friend - over 10yrs, the other from a plant smuggled here by a friend's Mom from Belgium - that's around 5yrs
      Both are in full sun, planted in composted manure & I do nothing but pick them from the time they start producing until late Summer.
      Plenty to share, freeze & make into pie, jam & chutney.

      BTW: the roosters we were going to barter your hens for went to auction in December.
      Neighbor gave me the 2 hens he got out of the original 6.
      I got $20 for the 2 I took. His rooster brought $9.
      Third I kept.
      He was smallest, the most timid & he's not rough on the hens (older girls ignore his dancing) still shows me respect
      Just getting his spurs now, so that may change.

      OP, hope your dogs enjoy the treat
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      Welp, Dad planted the first two "for me" and he put them under the grape arbor, grrrrrr. They're limping along, probably 4-5 years old now, never gotten a cutting off them yet.

      I bought like a six pack at Home Depot a couple years ago and put them in my paddock asparagus plot, full sun. They got eaten alive by bugs, for some ungodly reason. I could just cry.

      Good deal on the roosters!
      It's a small world -- unless you gotta walk home.

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      • #23
        Originally posted by Heinz 57 View Post
        Oh, I did just learn today that there is a poultry processor not TOO far away, for about $4.50 per bird you can drop your live ones off and pick them up fully processed and vacuum bagged on ice a few hours later. That might be an option, if I can make room in the freezer.
        That's what I do! I have a nice Amish man that you take a box or crate full of live chickens and 1 ziploc bag per chicken and you get back freezer camp ready baggies. Roosters are a pain, it's horrible when you go into the feed store during chick days - the peeping! I always want to get a few and then have to remind myself that I could very well end up with a rooster. I haven't ventured past sex linked golden bluffs for that reason!

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        • #24
          Originally posted by EVneo View Post

          That's what I do! I have a nice Amish man that you take a box or crate full of live chickens and 1 ziploc bag per chicken and you get back freezer camp ready baggies. Roosters are a pain, it's horrible when you go into the feed store during chick days - the peeping! I always want to get a few and then have to remind myself that I could very well end up with a rooster. I haven't ventured past sex linked golden bluffs for that reason!
          Based on my experiences, no matter how many chicks you get, one (at least) is always a rooster.

          I only have gold and black sex links. Big roo was supposed to be a black sex link hen. Either he's a mutt or a genetic oddball, or somebody mixed up chicks in sorting. I have a vague idea which hatchery they came from, and I know they use black copper marans in one of their hybrids, which is what he looks similar to. I thought I'd be safe with sex links this time - our last batch of barred rocks ended up with a rooster, too. Nope.

          That said, I may end up bringing home more chicks at the farm store sale that starts tomorrow. I enjoy them in the house for the first week or two, after that it's a countdown to when they can safely be moved out into the world!

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          • #25
            Crap, I'm planning on hatching 200 this spring if I can, which will end up being probably 6 separate batches. It's gonna be like chick Jenga at my place
            It's a small world -- unless you gotta walk home.

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            • #26
              Originally posted by Mosey_2003 View Post
              Crap, I'm planning on hatching 200 this spring if I can, which will end up being probably 6 separate batches. It's gonna be like chick Jenga at my place
              The idea of dealing with 200 chicks is mind boggling

              ​​​​Are they broilers, or are you an egg farmer?

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              • #27
                This is why I can't have chickens. I would have very old Roo's running around- if they survived the fox and the hawks!!
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                • #28
                  Originally posted by Heinz 57 View Post

                  The idea of dealing with 200 chicks is mind boggling

                  ​​​​Are they broilers, or are you an egg farmer?
                  Nope, standard-bred Barred Rocks. I have a comb issue that I need to breed out, thus the high hatch number. Hopefully in future I can aim for 50-75 a year.
                  It's a small world -- unless you gotta walk home.

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                  • #29
                    Honestly, I love the boys. I don't mind butchering the teenagers, and it's sure nice to know *exactly* where your food is coming from. They have a very nice life and a good death, and I don't know that my grocery store chicken can say the same.

                    Whenever I'm swapping hens in and out of breeding groups, it's always the rooster in the pen that keeps the peace and protects the newbies. Good boys take care of the girls in such neat ways.

                    Heinz, if you don't want boys, find a local breeder--not a farm store--that's breeding auto sexing or sex linked chicks. Far less likelyhood of a mix up. Even if you're buying straight run, many breeders will take back unwanted boys, so at least you're not dealing with them yourself. There's probably a FB group for your area that will have connections for you
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                    • #30
                      Originally posted by Simkie View Post

                      Heinz, if you don't want boys, find a local breeder--not a farm store--that's breeding auto sexing or sex linked chicks. Far less likelyhood of a mix up. Even if you're buying straight run, many breeders will take back unwanted boys, so at least you're not dealing with them yourself. There's probably a FB group for your area that will have connections for you
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                      TBH I really don't *need* more chickens The cute little peeps are just hard to resist, especially when the farm store does buy 2, get 1 free!

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