We assessed a high community need to help families that accidentally end up with roosters. Since roosters are illegal in the city, families can‘t keep their pet even if they wanted to. While some families choose to consume their roosters, several families find themselves heartbroken seeking a home for pet roosters. Some of the roosters we have offered homes to originate from school hatchlings. The kids, carry, hold, love on, name them, and then the rooster finds his manly voice 5 months later. Most kids and some adults cry due to the emotional bond developed and the inability to keep them.
Our long term solution:
Provide a home for as many pet roosters as possible. Offer friendly roosters for families that are allowed to have roosters. Put resident roosters to work in a structured way to earn their keep by turning compost and offering garden soil for sale to the community. Have a large herb garden around the rooster area to offer fresh herbs to the community and our flocks.
What we are doing now:
We were blessed with being able to offer a home for families that accidently found themselves with a rooster. We developed a "Gentleman's Club" in 2019. We can currently support offering up to 100 roosters a safe haven. We pieced together a 1/4 acre safe run and shelter that acts as our new arriving rooster quarantine area. New roosters stay in the area up to 1 month. Then, they spend 1 month 1:1 with one of our flock members. Once passing quarantine, they are added to our permanent free ranging flocks. We also offer these friendly boys for adoption for families able to have roosters.
Our goal is to enhance the area with better fencing material, create a garden bed border with retaining wall blocks filled with herbs, and adding more housing to expand our ability to intake more pet roosters. Create an area for the roosters to work turning compost and mulch to make excellent garden soil.
Want to help?
Spreading the word is one of the easiest helpful
ways to support us. It may be as simple as recommending us to families that would be interested in our website. We are open to teaching and learning from groups that are interested in taking on a community project. Such as boy scouts, girl scouts, or church members that may want to build coops, build a raised garden bed, install fencing, plant herbs, or any other unique ideas that you can think of to enhance the project.
If you have a hectic schedule and simply want to donate materials you do no longer need, we will put them to use and be extremely grateful. Current items seeking include: T-Posts, fencing material, LED solar lighting, retaining wall blocks, plants for chicken herb garden, shelters, lawn mowers, weed wackers, benches, picnic tables, empty cat litter buckets, food grade 55 gallon buckets, fodder system, green house, or any other chicken related supplies.
By simply being our customer, you are contributing to our financial ability to reinvest into our homestead projects. Donations support our ability to financially invest in achieving our goals faster.