I came home a few days ago and I found we have a new pet. My boy who is 5 years old decided upon being at a funeral wake he wants to go home. A friend of the family passed away and at the wake the boy was tired and ready to leave. He told his momma lets go home. A relative has given us ducklings before and the kids loved there little birds we'd give them back in a week or two, we don't have really an animal happy yard. This time our friend who has a small farm had no ducklings and said to my boy "come I have something to show you, don't tell your momma to go home". He brings the boy to the yard and presents him "The Rooster". Now this ol' Rooster is a retired fighting bird, you may be thinking what the hell?! Let me explain. I am in Las Vegas and my other home is in the Philippines. Keeping chickens as pets has been increasingly popular over the years, some are kept as pets for entertainment and educational reasons. Chickens are kept for gathering eggs and sometimes meat. Ol' Rooster is now our alarm clock and all-natural pest controller, he gets those pesky unwanted insects and larvae with his natural instinct to seek out and eat bugs. The kids like petting him and its funny when your in the other rooms hearing your kids cackling and crowing trying to talk to their friend. Some people are afraid of roosters but ol' Rooster is docile and tame like a big warm dusting broom really. My project is now building a bad-ass chicken coop. After all ol' Rooster deserves a cozy crib and some hens having survived battles not of his choice. Ya its nice being in Las Vegas and I love my home in the Philippines . I will build a farm in PH and maintain my home in Vegas because my American Hunter-Gatherer grounds are nationwide. I must admit though I like not hearing the rooster crow when in Sin City Las Vegas during an all-nighter gambling. Then again it could remind me to save a few bucks and get along on home.