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Found a very sweet rooster in Clearwater, Florida in our yard....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JPM2600, May 8, 2011.

  1. JPM2600

    JPM2600 Out Of The Brooder

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    My son found a cute little rooster in our front yard 4 days ago. It is actually very sweet and it even fell asleep in my son's lap the other day. We placed an ad on Craigs List hoping someone might be looking for it, but so far no response. None of our neighbors have any idea who it might belong to either.

    I will take it to the SPCA as a last resort, but - I'm hoping someone who is equipped for chickens in this area will take it and give it a good home. Please e-mail me if you would like to take it. In the mean time, we've been feeding it bread and water - is this okay or should I be giving it something else as well?

    Thanks!

    Mary in Florida
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    What a sweet little guy. Chickens love bread as treats, but he would benefit from a little more nutrition. They can actually eat a lot of what we eat: rolled oats, peas, scrambled eggs, greens like romaine or spinach.
     
  3. happyhappy

    happyhappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mary - It is very nice of you to take him in and try to find his owner, do you live in the country or city are roosters allowed in your area? I'm asking because most areas in subs. ban roosters which means he flew a long way and most birds have their wings trimmed as to not fly far!

    Do you have any bird seed around for something else like it for him to eat? Possibly give him some greens, lettuce, carrot tops, cauilflour, broccoli whatever you have in the fridge or garden!? If he is that friendly he might be picky but usually not! Bread and water has no nutrition but I am sure you did not know you would have a house quest! LOL

    I's advise to watch out you ( and your son) seem to be getting attached already chickens are very good pets thats why everyone on here wants to help, I am sure you will get many more replys and am just starting out only a year with my flock but I am forever hooked. Good luck and [​IMG] from Napa, CA!
     
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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  5. JPM2600

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    Thanks everyone so far for the replies and the helpful information. Yes, we are getting a bit attached which is why I want to make sure it goes to a good home rather than the SPCA. I am SO hoping someone close will see this post and adopt "Roger the Rooster" (as my son calls him LoL)
     
  6. Cacciatore

    Cacciatore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Northern California. [​IMG] I hope you find a home for the little guy, unfortunately roosters aren't the easiest to re-home.
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I feel a sudden urge to visit my sister in Largo, Fl.
     
  8. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    Thanks for making Roger a happy boy while he is with you. I hope that you're able to find him a good home... or maybe, just maybe, he'll make you become a chicken family. He would love to have at least 3 or 4 hens... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. JPM2600

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    LoL My son is begging me to keep it - but, sadly, that is out of the question [​IMG]

    To the old chick, How far from Largo do you live?
     
  10. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there, neighbor!

    Unfortunately, it will be very very difficult for you to find a home for him close by, as roosters are not allowed in most of Pinellas County. He may have been dumped for that very reason. You might want to post a picture on Craig's List just in case someone wants whatever particular breed he is, or you can take him to a chicken swap. I've had to re-home four roosters so far, and I don't ask questions about their fate.
    Does he crow much? If he doesn't crow I wonder if I could harbor him for a while.....[​IMG]
     

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