"Our neighbor has a friend who gives their old hens to the Phoenix Zoo. I guess the zoo feeds them to some of the animals. I don't know much about it, but you can probably call the zoo to see if that's an option. After ours are done laying we keep…"
We'd like to add 3 or 4 girls to our flock. Anyone have any ladies that need new homes or know where I can find some?I'll also be looking into where my non-layers can go live out their days as soon as I figure out who isn't laying! Any ideas there?…
"well, this morning, our cuckoo marans decided to crow at me, too, so we hauled them off to the store & got 2 new chicks. i was pretty bummed mrs. honeydew turned out to be professor honeydew. i was so looking forward to those dark eggs. "
"Roosters, unfortunately, are hard to place because they're noisy and they aren't social with humans like hens. You can check with the store & they may take it back. I agree with Carrie, you may be best considering the crock pot. If you are able to…"
"I understand, we were at that same place not too long ago. I was so worried about how they would be treated by someone else(knowing what some people will do with roosters) that I felt much better about learning how to process. I know that some feed…"
"You could give him away, but ours wind up being "Crock-Pot Chickens". The kids know they have a much better life with us than those poor grocery store chickens, they are well fed and treated kindly and peacefully and humanely processed. "
we bought chicks in mid-novemeber & one turned out to be a roo. my daughter is sad, since it was hers. now her siblings all have chickens & she doesn't. i wondered what you all do when you have roosters. do you take them back to the store? do you…