90% of female chicks are what hatcheries send to us on hatch day when chicks are shipped to us. All customers that buy chicks are told that when buying chicks under 6/8 weeks of age there is a chance of accidentally getting a rooster chick. Most hatcheries guarantee Blue Star Ranch 90% girls.
IN SOME BREEDS IT MAY BE MORE DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE IF ITS A BOY OR A GIRL
Blue Star Ranch also sells "straight run chicks." It's a mix of boy & girl UNSEXED chicks, but we keep these chicks separate and determine the sex at about age 4 weeks old. If you purchase these chicks they are sold as "straight run" and you have an optional return guarantee if you end up with a rooster. These chicks cost LESS than all pullet chicks.
There is no charge for rehoming chicks, pullets, and hens. But we ask that you bring any unwanted things you will no longer need such as feeders, waterers, and other things.
We take your unneeded roosters even if you purchased them somewhere else and we use them breeding for our hens or we will re-home them for you. Even if you did not buy your rooster here at Blue Star Ranch ( I LOVE roosters!)
Why? if you buy a girl CHICK will we not give you a FREE HEN a few months later if you end up with a rooster?
First, it's just part of raising chickens, and some breeds are harder to determine the sex for as baby chicks. Getting a rooster just sometimes happens.
Second, we are not sure that the rooster you wish to give us was even purchased at Blue Star Ranch
Third, the COST difference between a chick and a hen is much different. IF YOU PAY THE PRICE FOR A CHICK? I WILL NOT GIVE YOU A MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE HEN!
We tell customers about the possibility of getting a rooster before you buy the chicks.
IF YOU WANT 100% THAT THERE IS A GUARANTEE OF NOT ACCIDENTALLY GETTING ANY ROOSTERS? THEN CONSIDER PURCHASING OUR GUARANTEE CLUB PLAN WHICH HAS MANY BENEFITS
Taking Your Unwanted Roosters Is a Service We Provide.
Removing unwanted roosters from your backyard can save you many problems with your HOA & neighbors!
Also: If you are part of our Farmers Member Club - You have a BONUS GIFT for free with a FREE rooster return
(Limit one rooster or cockerel each year)
Whether or not you even purchased him from Blue Star Ranch or even somewhere else!
Please agree to ONE of the following rules below: (PER ROOSTER)
1) Bring us - 50 lbs of chicken feed or scratch PER ROOSTER to be rehomed- when bringing the roosters to be rehomed.
2) Purchase 1 - hen at full price or (3 or more pullets or chicks)
3) Make a donation of $25 or more to Blue Star Ranch. (per rooster)