Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Boy Named (Sat)Su(ki)

For weeks we were suspicious. Satsuki is just a little bit larger than the other girls and her face and comb had been red for weeks. Last week Grayson and his friend Alex figured it out.

That's right, Satsuki is a rooster.

We brought home 4 chicks in March for fresh eggs and to experience chicken tending. Little did we know, we also brought home a rooster. My friend Melissa also recently discovered that her little Petunia is a rooster. We have formed a support group.

Thanks to the power of Facebook and a few helpful friends, we had a new home identified in just a few days. Because we live in the city and our house is very close to our neighbor's, we are not able to keep a rooster. Not to mention, I don't know what we would do with lots of baby chicks.

On Wednesday, Satsuki went to live with Van Cheeseman at Flora at Bluebird Farms!

He left us in the same blue box that he grew up in and it was a bittersweet moment. But our friends Melissa Bridgman and Keith and Jill Forrester think very highly of Van and know that he will be the perfect rooster daddy. He was excited to get an aracauna so it worked out perfectly.

My Granny says that whistling girls and crowing hens always come to some bad end. But not so for ole Satsuk. He is livin it up in Mississippi.

Live long and prosper Satsuki.


  1. satsuki was also getting some pretty strong wattle action going. no doubt about it- he is a pretty roo.

  2. Congratulations for finding him a good home! He's gonna be a happy little man, and you still have three laying hens -- plenty to feed a family.
    All's well!

  3. Yes, all is well and thank you both for your help and support through this transition ;)