Hi, I joined Backyard Chickens about a month ago, but since then I have been very upset and unable to join in the group as I had to send my beautiful little chicken back to the farm. We thought we had been given a 2 week old female chicken but after 4 months of raising and loving him to pieces we had to give him up. He is a Rhode Island Red, I was told, and such a beautiful colour. My husband and I were and still are devastated. I guess some people might think 'devastated' is a strong word but he, 'Coco' had become one of our family. He had so much personality. I live in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia and we are not allowed to keep Roosters in suburbia. I hope to get another chicken but in time.