am hoping you can give me some advice. A little over 3 years ago, I visited a hay and grain store in a local neighborhood because they had a sign out advertising baby chicks and ducks for sale. I was curious to see if they were being humanely cared for, what the situation was there with them, etc. Well, it wasnt the best, but wasnt the worst situation for them, but I did ask a lot of questions about where they came from, what happened if they werent purchased, etc. There were quite a few baby chicks in the pen and it pulled at my heart strings. Before I knew it, I had taken 2 baby chicks home. Needless to say, I did not stop to think about what I would do when they grew up, I could only think of how adorable they were and how much I wanted to know that at least 2 were going to be well-cared for and loved as pets. I am surprised that I didnt take them all home. The store owner gave me some information and also told me that I had picked out 2 hens. He was wrong. My little chicks grew up to be 2 bantam roosters (the crowing gave them away) whom my boyfriend and I loved and cared for adoringly. They were best friends and loved to play together in the dirt. Early on, we taught them not to fight with each other by picking them up and teaching them the word no. They were never far from one another when playing and pecking in the yard. They had a wonderful 3 years together. Within the last few months, given personal and monetary situations beyond our control, we were finding that we just couldnt keep them. We are moving from our house with a yard, back into an apartment. I wanted to try to find a good home for them, where they could have a yard to play in and with someone who would love them like me. And then my little Black Japanese bantam got sick. The vet said it was probably a bacterial infection (he had always been a sick rooster he hurt himself as a cockerel and she said at the time he could have neurological issues, etc.) and he received an antibiotic shot, and I gave him oral antibiotics every day for 14 days. Nothing helped, he lost a lot of weight. I cuddled with him and hand-fed him. He passed away in the night, I hope peacefully, and he is not in pain anymore. But I have cried and cried over my little rooster, he was my first pet as an adult. I am still in a tough situation with my other rooster, Brownie. He is a healthy, Belgian bantam and is adorable. But Im only in my home a few more months and without his brother, I find it especially unfair to keep him, even if I could. I dont have the option of taking on other chickens so he has company. I want him to have a good home, be taken care of, have a yard to play in and other feathered friends. This is tearing me apart, to in essence "give him away" even though I'd choose not to, having to deal with the death of my other pet, and having to deal with moving and the reasons I am moving. But I am trying to do what I am capable of and what is best for my roo. Any advice you can give me would be EXTREMELY appreciated. I love him and he needs a good home. Thank you for reading this, as it was much longer than intended.