Falcon, Sherbet, Popcorn, Pepper & Rocket (roosters) Arrived 8th August 2017

Sherbet, Falcon, Popcorn, Pepper and Rocket were the result of backyard hatching. Their owner’s already had a flock of chicken, one being a particularly broody hen. Their children asked if they could obtain some eggs to raise under her. Though they didn’t consider how they would accommodate them, should some be born male. This is something she now feels very sorry about, and hopes others learn from her experience.

The mother of the house embarked on a mission to find these boys a caring home. She emailed every vet and sanctuary within a 200km radius, and advertised them publicly, though this proved to be unsuccessful, and only attracted people with unsavoury plans for the roosters. Finally there was a light at the end of the tunnel, as she had discovered a place that called itself a rooster rescue. She had three in-depth conversations with the owner before deciding that this would be the rooster’s new home.

After a 300km drive with 5 roosters and 2 children in the car, she arrived at the so-called rooster rescue. But when she arrived, she realised she had been deceived. They had arrived at what she called a very inhumane place, a scene of many caged and neglected birds – It was clearly not a loving home for roosters, or any animal for that matter.

She and the kids sat in the driveway of this place in tears, as the property owner hassled her about leaving the roosters with him. She knew she could not leave her boys at such a horrible place. She rang us while she was in his driveway, very distraught and explained the whole story. Luckily we were able to make some room for them, and she continued to drive for another hour up to the sanctuary.

The boys settled in nicely, but unfortunately a couple of weeks after their arrival little Falcon became flat one evening. We had arranged to get him to the vet the next morning and in the meantime we kept in inside and tended to him, but sadly he didn’t make it through the night.

The four remaining roosters are doing really well, and are enjoying life here at Happy Hooves.



Would you like to help us to take care of these boys?  One off donations and sponsorship gifts are available now to support our work. Thank you for caring about farm animals.

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