By pettits37876 · Sep 3, 2012 · ·
  1. pettits37876
    So, back in early June, this little guy showed up in our yard. We have no idea where he came from.


    We didn't have a coop at first, so he was living in a patch of brush/trees where he felt safe.

    He would follow us around the yard whenever we were outside. Eventually, he started letting us feed him cracked corn right from our hands. Then, one day he let my daughter pick him up.

    So now he sleeps here at night (my daughters boyfriend built this coop for him.)

    As you can see, he's very social as well.



    He's started "singing" while I play guitar. He's fascinated with the noise. Herbert has made himself a part of our world and we're happy to have him around. I'm sure he's the first of many chickens to come.

    At first, we thought he was a Dominique, but now, we're pretty sure he's a Barred/Plymouth Rock. He's a friendly little guy. As soon as he sees us outside, he's right there with us just hanging out wherever we are. Again, we have no idea where he came from, but we're so happy to have him around.

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  1. LoveChickens123
    so cute i wish i had a chicken like that
  2. itsthelaw37801
    He is a barred rock and he's gorgeous. Nothing that good ever shows up at our house.
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  4. tracylo09
    What a handsome young man he is, you are very lucky, he's lovely
  5. StacyTN
    awww - he's beautiful & his heart must have lead him to your yard. Now, he needs a few ladies to keep him company : )
  6. Amerraucana101
    Wow that is so cool. He is gorgeous.
  7. Acefit411
    Very sweet!!! He chose you, and I would be very honored to have him living in my back yard :))
    Love and happiness to you both :D
  8. FowlmouthChick
    Herbert is great! I just LOVE stories like this. So glad he wandered into a yard that was happy to have him.
  9. cutlerfam7
    That was so kind of you guys to take him in like that! Wonderful story!
  10. malorymug
    Love the picture of him looking upside down at the guitar! Absolutely precious!
  11. NebsFarm
    He is really a nice looking bird, love chickens. He probably needs a few girl friends though LOL The female Barr Rocks are wonderful. Love the breed. Very social, first to come greet me when I go out to collect eggs.
  12. marajo
    Love your story!
  13. NanaArizona
    LOVE this story!!! :)
  14. HenFriend
    Wow, he's so cute. Glad he picked a good home.
  15. JennyBean
    How adorable!! What a cool chicken. Looks like he found a great home. I loved this story and the photos. Thank you for sharing.
  16. reallynewatthis
    What a nice boy! I wonder where he wandered away from....
  17. Whittni
    Love this story! You should get him a hen :)
  18. Yolk
    Great story. Thanks for helping him/her out.
  19. The Chickeneer
    Thats a great story :) Now he probably wishes some hens would come out of nowhere too lol
  20. penny7
    What a lovely story. Herbert is adorable and so lucky to have such a wonderful family to look after him, what a happy bird! Thank you for posting your story. Lots of love and best wishes to you all xxx
  21. blondiebee181
    Aw, what a sweet guy! He needs a lady friend!
  22. EFaye
    Wow, what a lucky chicken!
  23. Peepsicle
    You should get a hen to keep him company, but I must say... OMG!!! HE'S SOOO CUTE!!!!!
  24. pettits37876
    Thank you all for the comments! I had no idea Herbert would become such a celebrity :) We'll probably get some hens in the spring. I wonder if he'll stay as friendly as he is now once we introduce the ladies into the mix? Thoughts?
  25. Melabella
    Thank you for sharig this story, our whole family LOVED it! What a happy friendly Rooster! Do you plan on getting any more? I am sure your friendship will last a lonng time now that he will get the best care and has some shelter.
  26. 3 Golden Girls
    he is a good looking fellow.... glad you are getting some ladies for him. He's not a stupid chicken.. he knew a good home when he saw it!
  27. joannarashid
    Great story. Incredible! Especially since he is a rooster.
  28. Dudu
    He is awesome, love his character!!! Hope you enjoy many more years to come together. What a sweet story, thanks for sharing.
  29. Chambertin
    Give a chicken room, safety, and company you'll surely be rewarded for it.
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  31. FuzzyButtsFarm
    Your story made my morning.
  32. msladyhawke
    He is gorgeous! Sounds like quite a character! So glad he found you for a great home!
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  34. Mykee
    That is so neat! Something like that started my chicken endeavors: my mom brought home some chickens she hatched at school, just to find them a home, and we kept them. :) You should get him some hens. They are so much fun! It looks like Herbert showed up as a young bird, maybe only 4 months old. Enjoy him!
  35. myyardgirls
    He's a handsome specimen, and to think he just appeared. Very lucky to have such a warm family taking him in..
    we should be so lucky to have a new member wonder up...
  36. Tripp16
    The rooster that showed up at my house was rude and mean. All he wanted to do is breed my hens and he attacked one of them almost to death when she went broody!!
    You got lucky! He is a very pretty boy. You should get him some ladies. :)
  37. Chick1043
    That's so cute! :)
  38. arpyhh
    What a great story! I love to hear about this sort of thing- thanks for sharing.
  39. 20736
    Somewhere there is a post - "Help, I lost my barred rock rooster...."
    Great story.
  40. pollyg
    Herbert looks very happy with his newly found family. So happy for u guys and enjoy every day u have with him. Best wishes
  41. BaxterCoop
    He is a beauty! He's such a good looker and very lucky to find a family that loves him :)
  42. cowman1970
    He needs a few girlfriends ;)
  43. ChickadeeRanch
    That is adorable!
  44. SupaChickn
    Thats an awesome story. I keep telling my friend, whose kid wants a chicken so bad, that one day one might just walk up his driveway lol. After reading this story I think I will expedite my efforts to get this little boy his chicken :)
  45. christyg
    What a great story! Be careful about catching chicken fever like the rest of us...makes you do chicken math!
  46. 1chicken fan
    Nice that he ended up with you and not in someone stew pot, lol. He is a handsome guy!
  47. Yay Chicks!
    Great story and he's very pretty as well :)
  48. Bogtown Chick
    Oh man, I love your Herbert!!! He is beautiful and so lucky to found your Yard. Roosters are so much fun. He loves your guitar playing obviously. Soooo CUTE!
  49. kaosnroxie
    adorable story! We have the same looking chicken that we got as a gift. I assumed it was Dominique...But I'm guessing a barred plymouth is a better fit. Thanks for sharing!
  50. LukeImAChicken
    Awesome, Thats cool it would be pretty cool to have a chicken like that

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