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Abandoned cockerels the 'Cluckle Brothers' need rehoming from RSPCA Leybourne Animal Centre

The RSPCA is looking for the perfect home for two abandoned cockerels nicknamed the Cluckle Brothers.

Paul and Barry were ditched before they were taken in by the team at RSPCA Leybourne Animal Centre in Castle Way, West Malling.

Paul and Barry the cockerels from RSPCA Leybourne are looking for new homes. Picture: RSPCA
Paul and Barry the cockerels from RSPCA Leybourne are looking for new homes. Picture: RSPCA

The pair, who can be rehomed separately or together, are now looking for a flock to call their own.

Paul and Barry have been described as "shy and initially wary of people", but come around after time.

The centre says they would benefit from lots of enrichment to keep them busy such as hanging vegetables, a box of soil for dustbathing and perches to sit on.

Sarah Clarkson, small animal supervisor at RSPCA Leybourne, said: “Oh dear, oh dear! Poor Paul and Barry have been waiting for their forever home for a while now so we are keen to see them go ‘to me, to you’ and find their flock soon.

"Sadly, we know that it can be hard to find the perfect home for cockerels as some people do not appreciate their crowing but the perfect home is out there for them somewhere.”

'It's not uncommon for cockerels to take in abandoned cockerels...'

The RSPCA regularly deals with cases of abandoned cockerels, and it is thought this could be as a result of disputes between neighbours over their crowing, or simply the fact that they cannot lay eggs.

Kate Norman, RSPCA’s poultry welfare expert, said: “Sadly it’s not uncommon for us to take in cockerels who have been abandoned and dumped, often in dangerous situations like at the side of a road or in car parks – we usually have a number in our care at any given time.

“Chickens can be so rewarding to keep and cockerels can get a bad rap for being noisy and aggressive, when in fact, with the right care and knowledge, they can make great pets with distinct personalities and are absolutely fascinating to watch and care for - it’s really worth putting in time and patience to get more out of them and really enjoy them.”

If you think you can give Paul and Barry a home, please contact the RSPCA Leybourne Animal Centre on leybourne@rspca.org.uk

To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit our website or call our donation line on 0300 123 8181.

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