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    The Open Sanctuary Project’s “So You Want To Rescue A Rooster” Brochure

    A sample of our rooster rescue informational brochure!

    Enter either your organization’s name or your name and email below to download a free brochure PDF that you can have printed out for visitors to your organization who are interested in learning more about what it takes to provide lifelong compassionate care for roosters. Physical literature is a great way to relay a lot of information in a pleasing way to curious individuals.

    Looking For More Info On This Subject?
    For more information on what to consider when thinking about providing lifelong care for chickens, check out Introduction To Rooster Behavior Part I: Dismantling Rooster Stigma here, and Maintaining A Healthy Rooster Flock here!

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    Full-Text Summary Of The Brochure:

    Here’s The Open Sanctuary Project’s “So You Want To Rescue A Rooster” text summary:

    Panel 1: “So, You Want To Rescue A Rooster? Learn more about what a rooster needs from you in order to live a long, happy & healthy life with this short guide from The Open Sanctuary Project!”

    Panel 2: “Did You Know That Roosters Suffer From Significant Stigma? YOU Can Help Them By Combatting Rooster Myths With Rooster Facts! Roosters (male chickens) are complex individuals. They are not unintelligent, as they are often considered. They are innovative, sensitive, and often caring beings who are not “louder” than many noises humans commonly accept! While often labeled “aggressive,” roosters are prey animals who react to threats to their families and loved ones in self-defense, not aggression.”

    Panel 3: “Welcoming A Rooster (Or A Rooster Flock) To Your Home Or Sanctuary! Living with and sharing the stories of your rooster friends is one of the best ways that you can help change public perception about them! Things you may need to learn about to prepare yourself for life with a rooster include:

    • Learning about general chicken care and health challenges
    • Learning about the social lives of chickens and the role roos play in a flock
    • Learning how chickens can live safely and comfortably as indoor companions
    • Learning how roosters can exist very happily in rooster-only flocks

    It’s very important to learn as much as you can about roosters and compassionate care BEFORE bringing them into your daily life! Chickens can live into their teens and require veterinary care from a vet who is experienced in the care of birds.”

    Panel 4: “Roos Are Chickens Too! While roosters are often mistakenly considered distinct from chickens by the general public, they are still chickens! Unfortunately, due to the ways that most humans exploit chickens, the most widely available care advice and information may focus solely on “laying hens.” Therefore, we suggest you maintain a good relationship with a knowledgable veterinarian who can help guide you on rooster-appropriate diets and care!”

    Panel 5: “Our Free Rooster Guides To Check Out. There are many free guides, videos, and courses dedicated to the lifelong compassionate care of chickens at, as well as rooster specific resources. Topics include:

    • Dismantling Rooster Stigma
    • Maintaining A Healthy RoosterFlock
    • Sharing Your Home With Chickens
    • Indoor & Outdoor Housing
    • Feeding, Supplements And Treats
    • Safety For Chickens & For You
    • Health Checks & Signs Of Concern
    • Enrichment Strategies For Chickens”

    Panel 6: “Learn More About The Open Sanctuary Project. The Open Sanctuary Project is a freely accessible, always growing digital guide for any resources or information you need in order to responsibly create and successfully manage an animal sanctuary or to provide the best possible care to animals in order to help them live long, healthy, happy lives free of exploitation. All of our resources are researched and responsibly crafted with the intention of promoting compassionate care standards and practices for animals in need of help and sanctuary, while identifying and discouraging practices that are exploitative or harmful to the individual. Visit”

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