One of our very first roosters, Joaquin arrived with five other roosters in June 2005.
He’d been seized by the Ulster County SPCA from a woman selling caged chicks with no access to food, water, or shelter. He came dirty, covered in feces, and emaciated. After several health checks, tireless care and love, Joaquin weighed in at a healthy 9 pounds in July 2011. Roosters are challenging to place together because of competition over hens, food, and shelter. However, Joaquin and several of his male friends found a way to live together in what we call “rooster harmony.”