. Hi my family was adopted by a rooster back in October thanks to some great advice from this site we are getting the hang of caring for him. We have named him Goober and he is as spoiled as our other pets (dogs) are. We even successfully managed to nurse him through an incredibly bad case of fowl pox thanks to the support from this site and our local feed store. Still looking for a cheap way to vaccinate him against it and hoping to get him some ladies in the spring..... Our four kids adore him and my daughter who is six with behavioral issues actually has been using him as a sort of therapy (she tries to go outside and talk with him when she's upset)
He showed up in our yard and wouldn't leave we posted ads on fb about him but the woman who claimed him wouldn't come get him so after a few days of the only time he left our yard was to walk the two youngest boys to their bus stop we got him a pen and have since winterized it.
Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Goober is a beautiful rooster. Thanks for posting his pic. ) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Merry Christmas. )