I wasn't sure where to post this. It is so very complicated. I am heartbroken! Two months ago because of a noise complaint I had to re-home my little Sultan Rooster. It seemed to me a no-brainer to send his mate as well. We raised them together since day one. How they loved one another, they were inseperable! He always protected her from the bigger girls in our laying flock. Always. The farm that is fostering them is only a 20 minute drive and I go out every night to care for them. I have been concerned for them since the second week they were away. So have the folks at the farm. Their health has slowly declined, they have lost weight and have been in a never ending molt...Stress? We have noticed how our hen has slowly but consistently become more and more aggressive towards her rooster. Last week I was shocked when I opened the door to their coop and she "Çrowed" at me over and over! Ed, the man at the farm called me to say they were fighting...as roosters! It is true, I saw it myself. She had her neck feathers puffed up and it was she who was initiating the attack. Today Ed called and was distraught! Rooster had killed his little hen! I want to bring him home! This is horrible! I know some will say HE needs to be culled. But truly, he is the sweetest rooster ever! What happened!? Knowing him..under different circumstances, if she would have just died, here at home he would be mourning the loss. Actually, Ed says it appears he is. He just stands looking lost! I just want to bring him Home!!