"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Saturday, June 16, 2012

If a rooster could ever feel like he has won the " chicken lottery"............it would be Red.

Red is one of the roosters that live here on the grounds with the other members of the barnyard.

Although he is just as large as the rest, and he also fights to take care of his hens...............
Red has always been the most quiet of the bunch. Although I have quite a few hens..................
more than one rooster is always too many.  However, I have not wanted to give my roosters to just anyone because I want to make sure they continue having a good life. At my husband's workplace, a coworker has just stepped into the new life of "raising chickens" and has been in search of a rooster for his handful of hens.  After hearing about how much he enjoys taking care of his new flock,  I decided that Red would be a deserving and perfect rooster to join his group.

So into the carrier and off to town we all went. When the man took his first look at his new rooster, it was just like watching a kid with a new first bike. He was so excited and so happy to see what a handsome rooster Red was. He then started to tell me about he new home and of the new life that Red would be living.............out in the country...........in a yard of green grass, shaded by two large trees..............with a flock of hens for only him to watch over.
I know that Red was scared and confused at first, but I am sure today, that he is probably crowing and showing off his tail feathers for his new lady friends.
He no longer has to fight for his food or for his title............he is the ruler of his roost.
I feel good to know that he will be well loved and taken care of.
How about you?
Have you ever decided to let a pet go to someone else?
Did you worry?...............
or did you feel glad with your choice ?
I would love to hear.


10 comments:

Nancy J said...

Many years ago we had a very bright feathered rooster who was fierce!! We sold our girls bikes to a man, for his grandaughters, He had a farm with geese,ducks,chooks,donkeys,horses and much more. He gladly took " HENRY" and we heard he was so happy running after all the girls, strutting round like he was in paradise.Yes,sometimes decisions need to be for the animal, and if it turns out to be so good, we can then be relieved, and very happy too.Cheers from Jean

lil red hen said...

I had six kittens last summer and word got around. A woman came to get one; I just couldn't think of giving one away, so I told her (and it was the truth)I didn't think we'd be able to catch one. When they get names they become a member of the family. I wonder if the person who dropped off this Dog ever worried. :)

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I be he is crowning now and is the pride of the farm. HE is quite handsome!

Debbie said...

Your compassion is one of the things we love about you Kathleen. I know Red appreciates it! I've never had any poultry except a hen I found almost frozen to death in the snow when I was a kid. I took her home and hid her in the piano till mom heard her cackling and sent me down the road to a nearby farm to turn her over. I don't think that counts, but I did hate to give her up! :D
Debbie

RiverBend Farm said...

Oh, yes, I've had given/sold animals and worried about how they were but in my heart, I knew their new owners were the best for him.

Marie said...

I hope Red enjoys his new home! It sounds like the perfect place for him. I'm glad you are so caring and concerned about his welfare. That says a lot about you.

I meant to mention that I was told about people seeing tarantulas crossing the roads in the part of Texas where we lived for five years, and the whole time we were there, I never saw a single one. I would be scared out of my wits if I saw one, I think!

Daisy said...

I hope Red likes his new home. I bet he will adapt in no time. He is a good looking rooster. I never had to give up a pet, but I think it would be a difficult decision.

Michaele said...

We will all have the best memories of Red at his new home now : )
I struggle with parting with any of my animals.

Paula said...

Awwww.... I hope Red can live out his days in peace now! I've had to do that too, Kathleen, but you're right~ more than one roo is one too many!

Terry and Linda said...

It's hard to give up animals you love, but you are right...he will be ENJOYING his life now!

Linda
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