Heartwood Haven Roosters
Why do we have so many roosters? Chickens are arguably the most neglected and abused farm animal in existence. Hens are used for eggs and kept as long as they are producing. But, what about the roosters? For every hen, there is a rooster who was killed or discarded. Most rescues do not take rooster, and in general roosters are misunderstood. The majority of our roosters live the bachelor life. As long as there are no hens to fight over roosters get along great.
Say hello to Penguino. Penguino is a spunky little fellow with the softest feathers ever. He iss a bantam Cochin who weighs 2-3 lbs. He gets a little scared of humans picking him up and likes to bite our fingers. He prefers the company of his flock mates and hanging out with his best bud Littlefoot. Roosters all have unique personalities and while some really like to hang out with us others do not, so we try to respect their wishes and only force them out of their comfort zones for medical reasons or for therapy reasons if there is a big issue. Behavioral problems are a different issue than personality traits and we’ll discuss that in another post. *ADOPTED*
Mario and Luigi
The only way to describe Yoda is big personality in a small package. Yoda was surrendered to the humane society along with another rooster because their owner had too many and didn’t need them. When we found him, he was the smallest rooster and was being housed with the largest rooster. He simply has no fear. He is often the first to crow in the morning and the last to crow at night. *ADOPTED*
Arbor has been extremely skittish around people from the moment we picked him up from the Humane Society. He gave three people chase around the holding area for a while. Arbor is very independent, he is the first in his flock to check out new places. He has moved from the small boy flock to the big boy flock and his personality changed quite a bit. He seems more confident and less scared of humans now. *ADOPTED*
Burton has been with us since September 2017 and is still not a huge fan of humans.
We caught Bowzer as a stray along with Mario and Luigi. They were all abandoned in a parking lot to fend for themselves. These guys are all really small and have few down feathers. They could have frozen to death in the winter. Bowzer is quite a rebel-rouser. He likes to chase the other roosters around to remind them who is boss. *ADOPTED*
Ren is small and demure and he prefers to stay out of trouble. He was caught as a stray rooster in Seattle in 2017. He was living in a McDonald’s parking lot for several weeks. Ren was really good friends with Stimpy for a while, but he might have new friendships now that he is with over 20 other roosters. *ADOPTED*
Rocky is a Barred Rock rooster who is approximately 1 year old. He was surrendered for unknown reasons and has been waiting for a forever home for several months.