Reverend X
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FROM Danzig's Roost
September 2020

Usually roosters who end up in shelters donít even get a chance to be adopted. If no sanctuary is unable to take in a rooster in this situation, he will be killed.

Rooster Reverend X

Reverend X came to us in one of the most common ways we accept roosters, from animal shelters. These roosters end up on death row just as any dog or cat can in the shelter can, but usually roosters donít even get a chance to be adopted.

If a sanctuary is unable to take in a rooster in this situation, he will be killed. Each rooster we have accepted from these situations has been a blessing. Every moment spent with these roosters is a moment that was threatened to have never existed at all.

Reverend is an especially wonderful rooster. He is very large, and if he wanted to, he could cause some damage.

Fortunately, he is a gentle giant. He has a bond with his caretaker. He will perch on her lap, preening her hair, gently nibbling here and there at her clothing. Reverend was here for several seasons before we had the opportunity to rescue four hens who would become his very own flock. He loves those hens, but his focus still remains on what we are doing around the farm.

Reverend, like any other secure bird, is curious and wants to participate in projects nearby. Hens that are of the breed Reverend is lay green and blueish eggs; very popular to the backyard, urban farmer. Since Reverend does not lay eggs, he was abandoned to die.


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