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I grew up an hour outside of Boston in a rural area with lots of farms around. My very first job was at a nursery called "The Gardener's Spot" and the owners had a farm on the property. Part of the gig was taking turns shoveling out the donkey's pen. Though it was a crappy job (pun intended,) it taught me the meaning of hard work at a very young age.

I love that, around here, owning a rooster is fairly commonplace because it feels a lot like home. If you are in the market for a rooster, Melissa Hanley shared on  Facebook that her mom, who lives in Barrington, has three available for adoption. And they are adorable! They also have really awesome names!

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One of the roosters is named BuckBuck, and other is named Napoleon. But the third name takes the cake. After all, who wouldn't want to own a rooster named "Thor, God of Hammers?"

Thor, God of Hammers

Melissa Hanley via Facebook

In the post, Melissa mentions these roosters are more fond of men and have become a little aggressive towards ladies.

If you are wondering if there is a benefit to owning roosters, the answer is abso-freakin-lutely! According to mcmurrayhatchery.com, If you own both chickens and roosters it will establish a better social order within your flock and your hens will be happier!

Roosters are also good team players and help locate food for their hens. And an obvious benefit is having fertilized eggs! In my opinion, the only downfall of owning roosters is the early wake up call in the form of that all-too-recognizable "COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO!"

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