My First Rooster!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by I'M On Island Time, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. I'M On Island Time

    I'M On Island Time Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 23, 2008
    Chain O'Lakes IL
    I have had my hens for 3 yrs., but last night we added our first Roo to the family. I am so excited! I'll have to post a picture, but it is raining right now, and he took off with the girls for the morning scavage for bugs under the bushes.

    He was homeless (picked up and was at the animal shelter), so I am hopeful he will like his new home as a free-ranger. He was pretty scared this morning, as I think getting an island to himself to rome around with 3 other chickens was just too overwhelming. He was trying to attack everything...the rooster flag, the car, the rooster planter. [​IMG]

    But after about 15 min. he realized nothing would get him and then followed the ladies off to do their daily work. I hear him crowing now, so hopefully he is happy! BTW-His name is Archie. Not sure what kind of bird he is, but he has some feathers on his legs, is red with green tail feathers, and not much larger than my Brahmas. He is pretty friendly, too, considering his past is sketchy. And he just loves his girlfriends!

    Just had to share the news.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2008
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    thats sooooooooo cool ,, i love seeing a roo get a great home !!!!
    thankies [​IMG]
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Congrats on your new roo! I love roos too... I wish I could take them all...LOL
  4. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2007
    southwestern Michigan
    Good luck with your new rooster. So maybe next year you might have some homegrown chicks! Post a picture of him if you can.

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