Originally Posted by Annilee07
I got The Call this morning every new chicken mom dreads... Dixie is a Dixon. My suspicions were confrimed when My husband found out this morning ( I leave for work at 5 am) when the dogs howls and barks woke him. After he settled the dog down he realized the cause of the howling was Dixie.. who proclaimed to the world this moring he is really to be called Dixon. WIll said he went out to check it out and Dixon was prancing around the outdoor enclosure crowing and very proud of himesled. If he had to crow I'm sad I missed the first time. I would have loved to see him figure it out and be so proud. I'm upset but I think I have known for a few weeks. He is a very handsome funny healthy bird who takes good care of the girls, and is sweet to me. I nursed this one along for 1-2 weeks at birth. My husband, who is in charge of "neighbor relations" has been telling me since before we got chickens then there will be NO roosters (even though the city allows if your neighbors don't complain). He is still giving me a hard NO. I need to rehome this big beautiful guy, he is between 18-19 weeks old a hatchey Light Brahma. I will only allow him to go to a safe home where he has safe shelter and won't be culled. We live in Western WA, and I'm happy to take him to someone who wants him and meets the above criteria. Please share with friends! Thanks for all of your advice and help!
This is sad to hear, but I really do hope you find a good home for him. I've heard that putting a small price on a rooster will help him to find a home where he will be a hen protector instead of a roasted dinner. Also, I've heard it's a good idea to plan a visit to potential homes. I feel for you, this can't be easy and I would hate to have to go through it myself. Good luck in finding "Dixon" a good home with a flock of ladies for him!
I guess time will tell for me, when it comes to Georgina. I'm still hopeful, since "she" is 20 weeks now, and still no crow. I have to admit, though I kind of want to hear what a "first crow attempt" sounds like.
Again, I wish you luck with finding a home for your "Dixon." May he find a good home where he'll be well loved by his people and his ladies!