Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Feeling Bad for Roosters

I live in the city and one of the cardinal rules for city flocks is: No roosters. Nothing is going to get complaints faster and make people cranky quicker than a rooster crowing early morning. Acutally, I don't even think I could tolerate it myself.

I was just on craigslist, thinking I might surprise my husband with a Polish or a Silkie. About half the posts said "Free Chickens". Of course, if it's free, I am going to check it out. Invariably, they were free roosters.

When you order all females chicks from a hatchery, they throw in some males "for warmth". And if you're like me, you don't know you have a rooster till you hear it. Then what? Our local chicken rescue is overrun with them.

I guess there just aren't a lot of options for roosters that don't involve a stock pot.

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