For anyone living outside the city limits and looking for an alarm clock, the Nebraska Humane Society has just the thing.
A rooster “with a strong voice” is available for adoption, said Pam Wiese, a spokeswoman for the Humane Society. Two hens also are available. All three birds are in excellent health, she said.
“There probably have been 15 to 20 times this year that someone has turned in poultry they couldn't keep for varying reasons,” Wiese said. “We are putting these three up for adoption, but people should know roosters are not allowed in the (Omaha) city limits because of the noise problem from crowing.”
Hens can be kept in the city limits. But anyone interested in adopting the girls will need to visit the Omaha City Planning Department to obtain a poultry permit, which requires proof of a suitable coop in which the chickens can roost.
“We are adopting out these chickens as residents and not as dinner,” Wiese said.