Hi all, I've never had chickens before, but have had parrots my whole life and work with them professionally in multiple ways. Over the past few months, I've developed an interest in perhaps keeping a few chickens for pets and egg production. I was planning on doing so some time after October, when my roommate moves out and I take over the lease, so I thought I had plenty of time to do my research and get ready for this new kind of bird ownership. However, I was kind of thrown into it unexpectedly when a client of mine gave me a chicken that had shown up on her property and was being bullied/attacked by her chickens a couple of weeks ago. I was really excited about getting a chicken and did a little research, got some advice from the local feed store, and was doing pretty well. The chicken, who was severely underweight and had poor feather quality, has been slowly gaining weight, dropping out old feathers and growing in shiny new ones, and has been generally happy and sweet and endearing. Unfortunately - and this totally shows how little I know about chickens - I have figured out recently that this chicken is NOT a hen, but a rooster! It became glaringly obvious when the quiet and timid little crow-like noises he'd been making matured over the past couple of days into a full-blown COCKADOODLEDOO, which he has been doing pretty much all day today. This sadly means that I cannot keep the little guy, as it is illegal to keep roosters within Austin city limits. SOOO... now I need to find a home for this sweet little guy (would love suggestions on how to go about doing so). I'm going to miss him a lot, as I had gotten really attached to this little toot, but in a way it's a good thing because now I can do more research and be a little better prepared before I get my *actual* hens. Anyway, that's why I'm here! To learn how to rehome the rooster and become better prepared to bring home some hens! I look forward to gleaning all of your knowledge and insight!