My little red rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jackilouise, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. jackilouise

    jackilouise New Egg

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    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.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I understand. One of my byc friends thought if he had the rooster "de-crowed" he would be able to keep him. But it did not survive the surgery.
     
  4. jackilouise

    jackilouise New Egg

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    That is so sad. I did not know that it was possible to 'de-crow' a rooster. I know my little boy is on a nice farm and hopefully will be around for quite some time as the owner of the chicken farm told me he wants to keep him. They told me I could visit him and I want to but I think it would be even harder on my husband and I to 'let go'. I'm sure Coco is having a wild time with all the hens there.
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Dang! That stinks. Hopefully next time you can find a hen.
     
  6. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I'm sorry you had to give him up. Do you plan on trying again? Welcome to the site
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. jackilouise

    jackilouise New Egg

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    Hi Katie, I would love to get another chicken. We are in the process of looking for and buying a house so I hope that when we are settled in we will definitely get another feathered friend. My Coco loved the computer and the TV. Sorry the pic is so big - don't know how to change it[​IMG]
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us! Hope your back in the ranks of chicken owner again real soon!
     

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