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See What a Rooster Cockerel Looks Like
About 4-6 Weeks Old.
Roosters at Estimated 3 - 4 Months of Age
90% female chicks is what hatcheries send to us on hatch day when chicks are shipped to us.
This is we receive when purchasing baby chicks from hatchery This is just part of raising chickens! It happens sometimes! The chicks that we purchase at hatcheries are guaranteed pre-sexed pullets (females) from hatcheries, Most hatcheries are 90% accurate but sometimes there are a few roosters chicks in the flocks.
Understand that when buying young poultry getting a rooster chick happens with A-L-L companies sometimes! If you purchase "chicks" usually 4/8 weeks or younger, in many places including here, there is a chance you may get a rooster!
1) We do NOT give refunds if you get a rooster!
2) We do NOT give you a hen for a rooster.
(Neither does any other company!)
90% females is what we get on hatch day when chicks are shipped to us.
This is what we receive when purchasing baby chicks from hatchery This is just part of raising chickens! It happens!
IF YOU DO NOT WANT A ROOSTER, THEN BUY YOUR POULTRY OVER THE AGE OF 6 WEEKS OF AGE FOR A BETTER CHANCE OF 100% PULLETS (GIRLS)
We will take your roosters if you bought them from Blue Star or not.
Please agree to ONE of the following rules below:
1) Purchase 50 lbs non-GMO feed
OR a bottle of vitamin supplement or other supplies/kits
2) Purchase 1 - hen at full price
(3 or more pullets or chicks)
3) Make a donation of $25 or more to Blue Star Ranch. (per rooster)
Taking unwanted roosters is a SERVICE
and we ask that you pay for this beneficial service. Some roosters are used for breeding or for pet farms.
Roosters that are not in healthy condition or sickly in appearance, cannot be used for breeding and these roosters will not be added to our pens of healthy chickens.
Rooster Return Terms
Taking unwanted roosters is a
SERVICE - that we provide
We do take roosters!
but we cannot "trade you a FREE hen
for your pretty rooster"
If you don't know WHY that I won't give you a FREE laying hen for your rooster and you still don't get it?
Then I'll "eggsplain" why:
THINK ABOUT IT!
HENS LAY EGGS!
ROOSTERS DONT! (GET IT?)
(Customers: understand some people buy rooster chicks at other stores and bring them to Blue Star Ranch for "refunds")
We have NO WAY to know if the rooster you ended up with was actually purchased here, or was even one of our flock!
All customers that buy chicks are told that when buying chicks under 6 weeks of age there is a chance of accidentally getting a rooster chick. Most hatcheries guarantee Blue Star Ranch 90% girls.
We CANNOT guarantee 100% girls in chicks under 6 weeks of age.
Customers sometimes call me and say:
"....I want a FREE HEN because six months ago I bought several CHICKS from Blue Star Ranch and one turned out to be a rooster......."
I do not replace a CHICK that you bought with a FREE hen.
There is a PRICE difference between hens and chicks
Plus the 6 months it takes to raise a hen!
And the businesses that give away free hen for the cost of a chick may not be in business for long.