Finally... a happy ending for The Little Flock!
When we rescued Little Brown Hen, Little Black Hen and Little Rooster from being killed in possum traps, we cared for them in our small, 'temporary' holding pen for 18 months while we searched for a fully predator-proof home for them.
In desperation, we asked The Animal Sanctuary if they would adopt them. Thankfully they said yes - and we were ecstatic when we saw the massive enclosure they had prepared. We are so grateful to everyone at The Animal Sanctuary.
The trio of tiny Bantam chickens was equally impressed with their new home, and Little Rooster strutted about as though he'd personally moved his girls into this awesome mansion.
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We thought we had an ideal home for the Little Flock when we rescued them from an urban neighbourhood. Little Rooster, Little Brown Hen and Little Black Hen were at certain risk of cat and dog attacks… and most of the humans were mistreating them. These tiny Bantams were being squirted with hoses, hit with stones and had a possum trap set for them when council contacted us for help. The lovely home that was offered for them had a huge enclosure - but it was impossible to put a canopy over it to protect them from hawks and other predators.
Not surprisingly these teeny adult birds are currently nervous of people. They are very agile and excellent flyers so they must have a fully enclosed living area. Eggs will need to be collected regularly to avoid more unwanted little roosters from being hatched.