Artyom

The watchdog among the cockerels

The word "rooster" means to sing, to sound, to resound. Rooster Artjom, whose story we would like to tell you about today, took the "singing" a little too seriously...He lived with his seven hen ladies in a private garden near Lake Chiemsee. His home could not have been more beautiful.

Artjom was in great demand among his hens, looking for food for them and drawing attention to himself by crowing loudly. At first, this also pleased the neighbours and they all enjoyed the beautiful rooster. They must know that Artjom is a very special rooster, a very special breed: an Orloff. The Orloff chicken is named after Alexei Grigorievich Orlov and has become very rare.

So Artjom strutted around his garden every day with his head held high and crowed for all he was worth. He crowed whenever he was happy or something had happened. But over time, he also began to crow loudly when pedestrians walked past the property or the family was in the garden. It almost seemed as if he wanted to protect the family and his chicken ladies, like a little watchdog. At first, no one was bothered by this, but as time went by, the surrounding neighbours complained and the whole thing began to shake up the neighbourly peace.
The family went back and forth, but one thing was definitely out of question: taking Artjom to the slaughterhouse.

Rooster Artjom is to become part of our family

One morning, the father of the family decided to contact Gut Aiderbichl in search of help. He told us the whole story by email and Dieter Ehrengruber agreed to take in Artjom. It was a huge weight off the family's minds, especially because he came to Gut Aiderbichl Henndorf and they can visit him there at any time.

Two cocks in a duet: Artjom and Franz-Josef

Since his arrival at Gut Aiderbichl Henndorf, Artjom has been strutting around the farm together with rooster Franz-Josef. Both of them are allowed to crow as much as they like, Artjom with his bright tenor voice and Franz-Josef with his dark bass. And the best thing is: our hen ladies and we like it, we are proud of our pretty, vocally talented roosters and hope that they will continue to crow with us for many years to come.

But there is one thing we would like to get off our chest at this point: Recently, there has been an increase in requests for help, because roosters are kept in the garden and the crowing disturbs the neighbours... Therefore, please always think carefully when you want to give a rooster a loving home. Because in the best case, this should also be a forever home.

Only thanks to your support we can help animals like rooster Artjom and give them a home for life. Please continue to support us with a donation or a symbolic godparenthood. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts - stay healthy!

Chicken Artyom

Orloff

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