Hi folks! We have a dozen cockerels looking for a good home. The cockerels have been raised at home, so they're super people-friendly: as chicks, they would fall asleep curled up in our hands, and as young cockerels they come running to you as soon as you show up! They're curious and lively, always happy to explore new surroundings. As adults, both breeds are known to be fantastic flock leaders; calling their hens to food, ensuring peace in the flock, and willing to defend their hens from predators with their life.
Why are we giving them away? Because we love these rare breeds and want to help preserve them. The two breeds are:
-Bielefelders, often called the "ultimate chicken." They're known for being super docile and sweet, cold-hardy, and the hens are great layers. See breed description here: http://greenfirefarms.com/chicken/bielefelder/
-Swedish Flower Hens, stunning and great tempered: http://greenfirefarms.com/chicken/swedish-flower-hen/ (the whole breed is called Swedish Flower Hens, even if male, it's directly translated from Swedish)
We love these birds, so we are pretty choosy in whom we give them to, and we're willing to wait to find the right homes. We're looking for people who will give them an outdoors environment, with real grass and dirt, and who are committed to taking good care of their flock, and bring them to the vet if critical. If this sounds like you, please PM me. We’re in San Francisco.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
(photos below are to give an idea of the breed, what they’ll look like once grown)