Our rooster Brownie has found a new home with a hen named Shirley.
Some friends had 2 hens, Laverne and Shirley. Sadly, a huge barred owl managed to get into their chicken pen and killed Laverne. The owl was chased off before it could take Shirley. So we gave them Brownie to help protect their flock as they get more chickens. They also fixed the pen enclosure to keep out the owls.
Brownie is a great protector and always was very attentive to the hens in our flock. He liked to serenade them - sing little humble songs to a single hen when she was sitting out in the pen. He always was very gentle with the hens, but a brave a fearless rooster when he needed to be. He was the #2 rooster in our flock - second in the rooster pecking order. He will be a good leader for their flock.
The hen Shirley seemed to love having Brownie around. She followed him everywhere. They got along great right from the beginning. Shirley was probably just happy to have another chicken with her. She was a brave hen, she faced an enormous owl and saw her sister killed.
It's nice to know our rooster has found a good home.