My two easter eggers are 8 weeks old today. We knew about two weeks ago that one of them was a rooster as he would crow once or twice a day. Well, that crowing has become much more frequent and as much as I hate it, we're going to have to find him a new home. We aren't exactly supposed to have chickens as it is so having a noisy rooster is out of the question. Because we only have two (one of our chicks died the day they arrived), I'm having a really hard time with this. Our little girl Louise absolutely LOVES her rooster. If I pick up the rooster and walk away with him she comes running full speed behind me, up the stairs and follows me through the house. She is going to be devastated when we give him away. I know we need to get another hen for her probably before we give away the rooster. Would it be best to find one that is around the same age? A chick? A full grown hen? What would be the easiest on her? And how do I know that where I'm sending my roo is a good place? I don't want to give him to someone that will eat him. I love that little puffy cheeked chick! I want him to have a good life- very sad that we can't keep him. Help!