This is going to come as a great surprise. Are you ready? Are you sitting down?
I have too many roosters.
Shocking I know.
I have too many roosters and not enough space to keep them. We have big plans for the barn, but that's just it. They're just plans. Plans that can't take place until spring. Which means they won't be completed until summer. And summer is a looooong way away when you have a rooster living on your back porch. Somethin's gotta give. So eeny meeny miny mo, who should stay and who should go?
In theory, I could recreate Little Jack since I have his parents. So I've found a breeder who wants him and now we are just working out arrangements to get him there. He'll live a long happy life fertilizing eggs. Every rooster's dream.
Then there's Bob. Bob's a good looking guy, but he's not what you would call breeding quality. He's not been very nice lately and he loses out on the not being a sentimental favorite thing. I put up with a lot less from his brothers who ended up at freezer camp. So I'm looking for a place for Bob to live happily ever after. If I can't find a place then he'll be invited for Sunday dinner. Not my first choice, but it's actually more humane than keeping him and letting Blackbeard beat him up every day. And trust me when I say the girls will appreciate not being fought over.
A sad day for me. Tough decisions. But it's the right thing to do.