Neglected Rooster

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by MrsRevDr, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. MrsRevDr

    MrsRevDr Out Of The Brooder

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    Every Day on my way into town I see a white cochin rooster on the side of the busy highway, I've seen him for months. I'm pretty sure he belongs to a trailer as I've seen him in their fenced in yard, either that or he jumps the fence to scratch around. I've seen no other chickens in the yard, I can't believe he hasn't got hit by a car. He looks healthy. Is it neglectful to leave him? I would feel bad if I drove by and saw that he had been hit by a car. I was thinking of knocking on the door of the trailer and offering to take him, or should I just mind my own business?
     
  2. wvchickenhouse

    wvchickenhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    I say knock on the door and just ask if it's theirs? Then ask if they want it? That's sad... he would probably have a better home with you [​IMG]
     
  3. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he need to be taken care of and safe.
     
  4. MissChicken

    MissChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree. If they don't want to let him go, at least make them aware of the dangers of him being near the highway....
     
  5. Chicken Frenzie

    Chicken Frenzie Chicken Whisperer

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    Yes, ask if he's theirs. I mean, if it was, they're doing a really bad job of keeping him safe. But you could probably offer him a friendly home- safe, and lots of love!
     
  6. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    Leave him be. He has apparently learned to survive while enjoying his freedom. Not everyone has the same standards for keeping animals.

    Personally, I think a short life of roaming the world is better than a long life in a cage. Survival skiills passed down improve the line.
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I agree.. Except on the note that the people live by a busy highway.. He could easily get hit by a car.. Or someone could swerve and get in an accident with someone in the opposite lane to avoid him.

    Either way, I think he would be better where it is safer.
     
  8. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are sick people out there who go out of their way to hit animals. I've seen it...it makes me ill.
    You never know.
    I'd say it's worth trying!
    I'd definitely go ask about him.
     
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    If it was me, and the roo was off their property, I would just take him. Yes I would. Obviously they don't care if he dies.
     
  10. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd probably just take him, too.....and then get a tremendous ear bashing at home as I already have 8 roosters.
     

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