I received a phone call from my friend Vicky asking me if I would like a cockerel that needed rehousing or it might end up in a pot!
As much as I would have liked to have taken the cockerel in, unfortunately I wasn’t able to as my hut houses my hens, guinea fowl and ducks and there are already male guinea fowl and one drake in there.
I have read that mixing cockerels and male guinea fowl is not a good idea as they will fight, so it was with a little disappointment that I had to say I couldn’t take in the soon to be homeless cockerel.
I did suggest my friend Izzy might take the cockerel as she has just got some hens and is really enjoying keeping them and would like her hens to have chicks next year.
Thankfully Izzy took the cockerel in and he is now on Izzy’s farm enjoying getting to know all the hens.