I determined last week that Harold, my very handsome Blue Laced Red Wyandotte rooster was eating me out of house and home and needed to find a new farm to reside on. He was also not adjusting to 2 of the new pullets I had obtained. I could feed 4 more pullets on the amount of feed he was consuming and made my decision Tuesday night to put an ad on craigslist. Wednesday at 6:53 am the emails started rolling in asking about his details.
In 2 days I received 82 emails from people who wanted him. I was astonished at the volume of email he got from one small ad.
My intention was to trade him for a pullet, but no one seems to have one to trade.
On Sunday Sarah, who sent the very first email wanting Harold, came up to get her new flock leader.
She has Golden Laced Wyandottes and is going to experiment with a cross of the two.
I am still looking for 4 more pullets. Still searching for a few good BLRWs.
Have you ever had a rooster you had to rehome? What were your reasons for kicking him out of the coop?
Harold was a good rooster. He was dog, duck and people friendly. Clean and quiet. He hadn't figured out how to crow...at all. These photos don't do his colors justice.
I hope he sends me a postcard.