How much do we invest in caring for each rooster that is surrendered at Serenity Sprouts?
$526 is our average total financial investment to care for each rooster relinquished to our farm.
$2000 Coop large enough to support 50 Roosters
$500 fencing to support a free ranging run for 50 Roosters
$75 Feeders/waterers for 50 Roosters
$23,725 Feed costs per 5 years of care (26 cents a day per Adult).
($23,725 + $75 +$500 +$2,000)/50 Roosters= $526
The actual costs fluctuate as several boys can easily live for 10 years which would double our investment to give these boys a fulfilled life, while a few lucky gentlemen are adopted by loving families that can give the boys a flock of their own which helps us with room to intake more boys in need. Materials/ financial donations and families that choose to purchase from our farm allows us to cover most of the fees to support the Gentlemen’s club allowing us to offer a low one-time fee to intake roosters including those that were not originally purchased from us. We are very grateful to our donors that contribute to our mission and customers that choose to purchase from us. It allows us to cover most of the expenses for families not able to keep their roosters due to city ordinances. Every rooster that is adopted allows us to provide another home to a rooster in need. With most pets, an accidental boy is a simple shrug of the shoulders and, “I love you anyways”. Chickens are the only pet that if you accidentally get a boy, it may be illegal to keep him. We established the Gentleman's club for families that live in the city and legally cannot have a rooster. If you agree with what we are trying to accomplish, any donations to help us expand our rooster habitat is deeply appreciated. Our current projects are building a raised garden bed of herbs for the boys, building more coops to house everyone, add more fencing to protect from predators, and being able to open our farm to more pet roosters. The immediate needs include: T-posts, chain link fence panels, coops, cinder-blocks, retraining wall blocks, started perennial organic herb plants, coops, and picnic tables. We are open to monetary donations, materials, or labor. Our mission is to save as many pet roosters as possible. Our dream is to have designated pet & play rooster areas for families to visit the pet roosters in the Gentlemen's Club and to afford to offer a 24/7 live video feed of the roosters to allow families to log in and watch the rooster(s) they surrendered.