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Is a Rooster Right for You?

Updated: Feb 28, 2023

Here are some things to know about welcoming a rooster into your flock and family: ๐Ÿ“ Roosters are FULL of personality and always doing something to try and impress the hens and their humans. ๐Ÿ“ Roosters instinctively look after their hens. From sharing their treats, to helping them find a good egg laying spot, to always being on the lookout for danger. ๐Ÿ“ Roosters will break up squabbles, they are excellent mediators when the hen drama gets a bit feisty. ๐Ÿ“ Roosters will warn you about human visitors and circling predators. They are excellent security. Should you keep a rooster? If you havenโ€™t had a rooster before, there are some things to consider: ๐Ÿ“ Some councils do not allow roosters or have strict conditions. Check your local council guidelines. ๐Ÿ“ They can be noisy buggers, we love the crowing but itโ€™s not for everyone. ๐Ÿ“ You need a predator-proof coop and area for them to free range during the day [sharing with your hens]. ๐Ÿ“ Roosters can make babies. We strongly suggest keeping an eye on any broody hens and make sure you donโ€™t end up hatching [remember 50% of hatchlings are boys]. ๐Ÿ“ Do your own research and make sure a rooster is a good fit for your feather and human family.

Every day hundreds of roosters are abandoned, culled, and surrendered. Their only crime is being born male. We have a number of beautiful boys at the sanctuary waiting patiently for their forever homes.

Are you interested in adopting?

Giving a rescue animal a new life is a rewarding experience, but it can come with challenges.

We have a rigorous approval and adoption process in place because our focus is to find the best possible homes. We want to ensure that people are fully aware of the challenges and that the animals will remain valued, loved, and provided the care they need.

Message us if you would like to welcome a rooster into your coop and hearts, or review and complete our online application form.

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