I grew up an hour outside of Boston in a rural area with lots of farms around. My very first job was at a nursery called "The Gardener's Spot" and the owners had a farm on the property. Part of the gig was taking turns shoveling out the donkey's pen. Though it was a crappy job, pun intended, it taught me the meaning of hard work at a very young age.

I love that around here, owning a rooster is fairly common place because it feels a lot like home. If you are in the market for a rooster, Melissa Hanley shared on  Facebook that her mom who lives in Barrington has three available for adoption. And they are GORGEOUS! They also have really awesome names!


Melissa Hanley


Melissa Hanley

 Thor, God of Hammers:

Melissa Hanley via Facebook

In the post Melissa mentions these roosters are more fond of their fellow roosters and have become al little aggressive towards the chickens.

If you are wondering if there is a benefit to owning roosters, the answer is abso-freakin-lutely! According to mcmurrayhatchery.com, If you own chickens AND roosters it will establish a better social order within your flock and your hens will be happier! Roosters are also good team players and help locate food for their hens. And an obvious benefit is having fertilized eggs! In my opinion, the only downfall of owning roosters is the  early wake up call in the form of a COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO!

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