Cockerel Management

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Cockerel Management

Postby malkered » 20 Feb 2016, 23:27

Hi All

I did a hatch last year and ended up with 14 hens and 9 cockerels. I originally had a plan to keep the hens and grow the cockerels for the table. Once the chicks hatched I found myself unable to carry out this plan and indeed now eat much less chicken! I had already made enquiries locally with a view to rehoming the cockerels and, once they were old enough I found good homes for 5 of the boys who are now each with their own hens. We have kept one cockerel with our LF hens and one bantam cockerel with our bantam hens. I spent a considerable amount of time consulting with our neighbours, several houses either side, and none are inconvenienced by the presence of the cockerels so no problem there.

The remaining two cockerels, are in a batchelor coop/run but I can't imagine that it's much of a life for them without the presence of hens.
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They are both 6 months old.

Ideally I would like to rehome them as I have the other 5 but accept that I may need to revert to the original plan and them ending up on the table.

I am in Brighton UK if anyone is interested in giving either of the boys a home :grin: but, if not, anyone who wants them for the table. :(
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Re: Cockerel Management

Postby malkered » 12 Mar 2016, 06:31

Success! Have now found each of my boys fantastic new homes.
Terry is now living in Surrey with his 10 ladies and Matt is in the East Sussex countryside with 26 ladies.

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Re: Cockerel Management

Postby CP » 12 Mar 2016, 10:41

Well done, it's not easy to home the boys! :grin:
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