Hi everyone. This is one of the nicest groups of folks I have met on the web. So here is my saga that I shared last night on the managing your flock thread: I started my own backyard flock of three hens this summer by the beach in LA. I raised one partridge cochin and two easter eggers from chicks from www.mypetchicken.com and they were all "supposed" to be hens. I studied this blog for hours to learn the right way to raise the birds and to build the cutest, functional coop I could (see my avatar!). Now 18 weeks later, one of my easter eggers has taken upon herself (himself?) to start crowing at the top of her lungs at 8am in the morning koo-koo-roo!!! I am distraught - this squawky easter egger is going to blow my cover. And yet my birds are so sweet and docile they will let you pick them up and carry them. I'm pretty sure this hen is a roo. Here's the pic Can the old and young hands here confirm? And for a long shot - is there any home or recommendations of where I can take this noisy chicken in/near LA? I love all these chickens as pets, so a butcher is probably out of the question. I'm racing through ideas? Set it loose in Griffith Park (I hear there are wild chickens there!)? Find a farm to give it too? Friendly Mennonites (don't laugh that's an option I saw on this site). Help!