well its a pretty standard thing right? you breed chooks, youre gonna get lumped with a lot of little boys running around that no one wants. And i have tried advertising purebreeds for sale for $5 each, advertising them for free, and i still cant shift them, and of course not! most people cant have a rooster in suburbia.
Well.... i now have a guy who is local who is taking them off my hands for me.
He has a raptor rescue centre and has a huge property devoted to rescuing injured raptors and native wildlife and releasing them back to the wild.
He is collecting my young roos at whatever age i have them (even fully grown) and PUTTING them down, before using them as food for his birds. He does not put live chooks in cages for 'sport and training', in fact most he puts down calmly and quietly at my house... so i know this for a fact.
I considered this years ago and was horrified at the idea of sending birds off to animal parks... but i was of the opinion they would be supplied 'live' to the animals and this wasnt acceptable to me.
Now however, considering most of the little boys we get we are having to cull ourselves and bury or dispose of anyway... i am pleased to be able to say that i am supporting a very good cause... people like these carers usually dont get any funding from the government and are responsible for all costs involved in their 24/7 volunteer work.
im really happy to be helping out such a good cause and although i know there will no doubt be some unhappy campers, realistically there arent all that many options.
im sure there are plenty of people all over Australia like my local bloke who would benefit from 'donations' like this if any of you are interested...
i hope no one has been offended.