My first rooster, a barred rock I picked up as a "mistake" as part of 4 pullets that I purchased in early December. I have three hens previously almost a year old, and I knew I would have to put one down shortly due to recurring crop problems. Here is Otis' last day Sunday,with his girls. I found him passed on Tuesday Morning. Heading out!! Watch out for Danger!!! He also made sure all the younger girls were laying before he left. I will miss him terribly! I want to thank all you guys who had good things to say about keeping roos that helped me decide to keep him as the experience was priceless. He was a great one, although a little loud! Orchidchick Bubba helping!