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(Washington Post)   Popularity of backyard chicken farming is causing an overabundance of cock   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2012-11-24 07:38:19 AM  
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neongoats: JustGetItRight: Problem solved

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They did mention in tfa that the less squeamish just eat them.


And if there are too many roosters running around, it appears that the real problem is an over-abundance of squeamish people.
2012-11-24 07:27:32 AM  
4 votes:
Problem solved

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2012-11-24 07:43:15 AM  
3 votes:
If you castrate the rooster it becomes a capon, and they produce a different taste which many people favor. Rooster meat is tough, while capons get fat and tender.
2012-11-24 10:42:47 AM  
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Lunaville: "Roosters often turn up in backyard flocks through no fault of the owner. Hatcheries sometimes throw a few into an order to fill out a box, and inexperienced buyers may not realize they have a rooster until the crowing begins."

The hatcheries are fully aware of what they are doing. They have employees trained to identify the gender of the chickens. Pet stores are forbidden to sell both genders of rats at the same location with fines involved in they violate that rule. Probably the same could be done with the hatcheries, if the hatcheries insist upon making it necessary.


Keep in mind that the hatcheries are selling chicks that are less than a week old at time of sale. Some breeds are sex linked, meaning that the male and female birds have different colored feathers. For the non sex linked birds, the trained experts are not 100% accurate, which people end up receiving a few meals in a box of layers.

If you buy from a store that sells chickens and lets you pick up the ones you want.
1. Don't because they're all pretty much diseased and need to be medicated
2. Don't pick the largest chicks because they're more likely to be roosters
2012-11-24 09:22:44 AM  
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"Roosters often turn up in backyard flocks through no fault of the owner. Hatcheries sometimes throw a few into an order to fill out a box, and inexperienced buyers may not realize they have a rooster until the crowing begins."

The hatcheries are fully aware of what they are doing. They have employees trained to identify the gender of the chickens. Pet stores are forbidden to sell both genders of rats at the same location with fines involved in they violate that rule. Probably the same could be done with the hatcheries, if the hatcheries insist upon making it necessary.

Being from a rural area, I had boy cousins who kept roosters as pets. As long as you don't have more than three, they get along fine. I can see where having even one Rooster in an urban area could be problematic. I imagine it would elicit a lot of complaints from the neighbors.
2012-11-24 08:27:13 AM  
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Have these people seriously never had good coq au vin?
 
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