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My gorgeous Welsummer rooster, William, is for sale. I had hoped to keep him until we move to our property, but I think the neighbours would be very angry with us if we do (and the 0530 wake-ups are getting a bit tiring!). I am advertising him for sale elsewhere for $15 but will consider a reasonable swap with someone here. He is an absolutely stunning bird and from pure stock, so will be suitable for breeding.
Good news. William found a ‘new’ home on Friday. As it turns out, the guy I bought the fertile eggs from in the first place has taken him on. He lost his rooster recently (William’s Dad) and was keen to start breeding again. I’ll be able to get some more fertile eggs from him this spring/summer when we’re on our property. Here’s hoping William’s offspring are as beautiful as he is!
That’s great news Bel, you must be so relieved that the young roo has a good home. It is so difficult with young roosters these days with crabby neighbours and council rules and regs.
I know we need some rules etc but I feel so hog tied sometimes, won’t be long before we need a permit to sneeze.
Yep, Bobbee, I’m so pleased. DH says I was ‘too soft’ and should’ve just kept him til we moved and blow the neighbours. But it was one stress I didn’t need! I know I’ll have another William soon, so I don’t mind. The breeder was so pleased to have replaced his dead rooster, so we’re all happy 🙂
I agree about too many rules Bobbee. Technically we’re already breaking the rules by having too many hens and no concrete floor in the hen house, but nobody has complained and the council hasn’t come looking so we’ve been alright.
Well that seems to be the thing with council regulations Bel, some one has to complain first to cause an inspection to be done.
You obviously keep your chookies well with no offensive smells and noise to bother neighbours.
It is important to get along with folk living close, building community has many benefits not the least being that folk who are friendly aren’t likely to dob us in for anything untoward. :laugh:
I don’t know why roosters need to crow anyway, they can be very noisy little buggers.
Pity they can’t take a pill to lower the volume. 😆