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When an urban family adopted two tiny chicks from their rural friends, they hadn’t even considered the possibility of them being roosters.

Five months later neighbours complained to the council about the crowing. Council staff contacted me for help, but I had nowhere to put them. I offered advice to keep them quiet during the early hours of morning, so they were able to stay in their home a further two weeks.

However, the neighbours then complained about the daytime crowing, so the family sadly passed their loved pets into my care. I have named these gorgeous young cockerels Beauty and Handsome and I am grateful that they are now in short-term foster care with Bunty. Many thanks to Susie for delivering these hapless boys to Bunty.

If you would like to adopt these brothers and can keep them safe from roaming dogs and hawks, I very much look forward to hearing from you. If you have hens, you will need to have a plan in place to prevent breeding.

Please also contact me if you would consider providing an all-rooster sanctuary for 5 – 105 homeless boys. Thank you.

NOTE: If you would like to have hens as pets, please apply to adopt rescued ex-farmed hens. In the North Island, please contact The Animal Sanctuary in Matakana.

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