We bought 6 "female" day old chicks from a local breeder to have a backyard flock here in Roscoe IL after the village approved a backyard chicken ordinance. 3 Buff Orpingtons and 3 Ameraucancas. They are about 4 months old now and one started crowing a few days ago, now both Ameraucanas.
I sent picts to the breeder and she said that two of the Orpingtons were also roosters. She has offered to replace them but can not take the roosters back so we need to rehome them as the local ordinance does not allow roosters and they spent the night last night having a crowing contest in their coop from 1:15am to about 5:45 am (our A/C went out yesterday so we spent the night with all the windows open). So I need to rehome them asap.
Our family is especially attached to them, particularly my 9 yr old son and "his" two ameraucana roosters "Betsy" and "Caroline", now "Bill" and "Charlie". I agree with him they are the two I choose to hold and spend time with as well as they are the easiest to catch and seem to enjoy the affection.
All of the roosters (and the two hens) are very friendly and none of them fight with each other. There was the occasional pecking order squawk but that it. They also never had issue with order 2 yr old son trying to get them and even let him catch them from time to time. From day one they have had hours of attention from the family, friends, babies, and our dog.
I am hoping we can at least rehome "Bill" and "Charlie". They are good birds and I dont want to see them have to get butchered if possible - my kids are already devastated at having to get rid of them.
These are the pictures of the roosters. The one with the black face tufts is "Bill" and our overall favorite bird.
Thanks to you all the readers.
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