Blog Archive

Friday, August 6, 2010

Cock-a-doodle-- what?!!!

Many of us backyard flock keepers may be familiar with the feeling of waking one morning to hear a faint and almost immature "cock-a-doodle doo..." at 5am... we smile softly at the idealism of waking up to a rooster. Then urban farm wife horror when you realize you don't have a rooster, you're not supposed to have a rooster, and that there is a whole law against having rooster.

The mystery deepens as we watch our flock with a paranoid fever and just keep scratching your head trying to figure our which of the Gertrude's is in fact a Gary.

Recently I've just experienced this sensation. Remember watching the Sixth Sense for the first time?
Yep, it was just like that.  Finding out my sweet little Turken, Jenny is in fact a Forrest.
Jenny/Forrest in full crowing action


He's being sent to live at a family farm in the country. But not so many people are fortunate to know of another chicken lover who is willing to take young cockerel.

Here are few links that may help in this endeavor.


Backyard Chickens auction board. Here you can list your rooster for free. If you decide to offer to shipping then charge only shipping to send them off. Take special care to arrange a time when the temperature is lower than normal in these hot summer days.

Craigslist.com - Here you can post your rooster for free. To improve your chances make sure to include a picture and a few endearing rooster comments.

Facebook  - feel free to post Boise Backyard Chickens Facebook page and connect to others who have chickens. You may be able to find someone willing to take a roo for you.

You can also ask to post a flyer at your local feed store, just be careful as most people willing to take a Rooster might be apt to make him dinner and not a pet. :)

Wishing everyone luck-- and wishing my turken Jenny/Forrest a happy life!
Post a Comment

Follow by Email