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what do i do with a rooster?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by peep this, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. peep this

    peep this In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2010
    around 11:54 tuesday night i got a call from my friend she lives with her boyfriend on the "bad" side of town. i ancwered the phone and all i hear is "i found a chicken do you want it?" ( im on of the only people in my high school that has chickens) my mothers been pining for more girls so i walked over and told her that my friend nini had found the chicken. the next day after school we went to go see the chick only to find out its was a BOY [​IMG] and he had been very mistreated by his past owners: his beak had been clipped all the way to the flesh and it was growing back, his wings were clipped to short and he had under one of his wings dried blood in big quantities. therefore we rushed him to an animal emergency room the people there though it was the funniest thing that we had brought in a rooster.
    turns out thank goodness that he wasnt as bad as we thought and he was just scared of so many people being around him. the laceration on his side was superficial and he would be fine with a little T.L.C which im happy to lend the problem is roosters are illigal in my town [​IMG] the poor guy can only stay till he starts crowing and if we send him to the farm thats agreed to take him in before hes healed the other chickens will eat him so were awaiting that faithful day when he decides to bid the world good morning. for now hes going to hang out in a pen next to my girls as the vet told us to do.
    hopeful for the best
    -peep [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2010

  2. Ellen J.

    Ellen J. Hatching

    Sep 28, 2010
    I'm so glad you are helping the bird. I bet that if you search around, some kind person will take him in. I rehabilitate wild birds, and sometimes people call me re; chickens that need homes. I am usually able to direct them to people who have chickens already, and they are pretty good about including a homeless chicken in their flock. There are even chicken sanctuaries around--one of them is in western New York state, and I imagine there are others which you could find in your area by Googling "chicken sanctuaries".
    Good luck!
    Ellen J.
  3. pnuts

    pnuts Songster

    May 11, 2010
    maybe if he is a quiet rooster nobody will notice
  4. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

    Jan 29, 2007
    What a nice thing to do! With any luck he'll end up having a happy home. [​IMG]
  5. Jen4

    Jen4 Songster

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Awww... poor guy. Thats nice you can take him in and maybe he wont crow for a long time.
  6. peep this

    peep this In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2010
    right now he only walks up and quietly murmmurs high pitched hes been pigging out like crazy. and he always walks out and stands on one legg like a flamingo. he also grabs his food bowl in his pen and guards it from anyone trying to take it and if you put more food in he will walk up and stroke your hand with his head. he hasnt met my four hens yet and he hasnt been outside because its raining and we want to keep his abrasion clean and such. im trying to get pics up i think hes a RIR but im not entirely sure. [​IMG]
    waiting for eggs [​IMG]

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