I have been looking for homes for my 11-week old cockerels from my very first batch of chickens. I ordered hatching eggs, incubated them, and hand-raised the chickies. They even lived in my bathroom for their first five weeks! Well, this morning, one of my Speckled Sussex boys found a home nearby. He'll be living with some Speckled Sussex and Buff Orpington ladies and one other cockerel, an Orpington. Here he was this morning eating some watermelon. Once upon a time, he was one of these little things: It was the first one to find a home, and it was very bittersweet. I already miss my handsome boy , but I am so happy that he found the perfect place for him.