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My daughter and I hatched 4 eggs in our home and got two boys and two girls. Since we hatched them, they followed us, came when we called, slept with us and so we became mom. Now they're three months old and the two boys are crowing. They're a mix of Japanese bantam and D'uccle. So mind you, they are all very small. We love them. They sit with us and take naps on us. Now, my husband found out that we kept them. Hes angry about having the roosters. They aren't loud and the dad and the boys are put up at night in the garage and brought out in the morning later to be courteous to neighbors. Now he wants them gone. He was angry and my daughter was crying. She cares for all the chickens, cleans up the cages, yard and bowls. She makes cold treats when it's hot and plays with all of them through the day. Any suggestions as to how to approach keeping them? I love them too. They dance for us, call us to show us the special dirt, rock or whatever else they found. How do you get rid of something like that?
 

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My daughter and I hatched 4 eggs in our home and got two boys and two girls. Since we hatched them, they followed us, came when we called, slept with us and so we became mom. Now they're three months old and the two boys are crowing. They're a mix of Japanese bantam and D'uccle. So mind you, they are all very small. We love them. They sit with us and take naps on us. Now, my husband found out that we kept them. Hes angry about having the roosters. They aren't loud and the dad and the boys are put up at night in the garage and brought out in the morning later to be courteous to neighbors. Now he wants them gone. He was angry and my daughter was crying. She cares for all the chickens, cleans up the cages, yard and bowls. She makes cold treats when it's hot and plays with all of them through the day. Any suggestions as to how to approach keeping them? I love them too. They dance for us, call us to show us the special dirt, rock or whatever else they found. How do you get rid of something like that?
Can you legally keep roosters in your area (not just cockerels). Theres not much you could do against your husband, so no advice there. Find out your rights first.
 

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My daughter and I hatched 4 eggs in our home and got two boys and two girls. Since we hatched them, they followed us, came when we called, slept with us and so we became mom. Now they're three months old and the two boys are crowing. They're a mix of Japanese bantam and D'uccle. So mind you, they are all very small. We love them. They sit with us and take naps on us. Now, my husband found out that we kept them. Hes angry about having the roosters. They aren't loud and the dad and the boys are put up at night in the garage and brought out in the morning later to be courteous to neighbors. Now he wants them gone. He was angry and my daughter was crying. She cares for all the chickens, cleans up the cages, yard and bowls. She makes cold treats when it's hot and plays with all of them through the day. Any suggestions as to how to approach keeping them? I love them too. They dance for us, call us to show us the special dirt, rock or whatever else they found. How do you get rid of something like that?
Awww....how precious! 💗 I don't really have any advice for you other than I hope you can keep them. :) I will say it is very difficult to rehome roosters, no one wants them other than for the stew pot. Hens are always preferred.
 

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