This is Rodney our main rooster. He will be allowed to grow old here at Applegarth, and will never have to fear being dinner. I need one rooster who is a permanent resident. We got Rodney about a year ago in February, I put an ad in Craigslist for a nice rooster wanted. I received several responses, and chose a small local farm, that just had a few chickens. He was hatched out in the fall on their farm, when one of their old hens walked out of their barn with 2 baby chicks following her. All of her chickens were older and friendly, they had one old giant nice rooster, he had taught the 2 young chicks that turned into roosters how to be gentlemen.
The lady said I could have either one or both of the young roosters, she just didn't want them to be eaten, they were too special, and beautiful. I told her we just wanted a nice one to add to the farm, for our 7 young hens needed a man.
We brought him home to paradise, he went wild for few days with his young harem, courting, dancing and mounting. The hens went from laying 1 or 2 eggs per day to laying 6 or 7, they were happy girls, and we had one happy contended rooster.