Day 5...Meet Li Mu Bai – Mullein and Sparrow

Day 5...Meet Li Mu Bai

Posted on December 20 2016

This year, Mullein & Sparrow is celebrating our own version of the '12 Days' by adopting a cutie-pie from the Farm Sanctuary each day as a way to give back this season. For Day 6, meet Li Mu Bai, the rooster that rules the roost!



Li Mu Bai is a little guy, but he doesn’t know it. This confident rooster, whom our Southern California Shelter welcomed from an area animal control facility, is gregarious and bursting with confidence. He comes running up when you call him and, unlike most roosters, he enjoys being picked up and held. But roosters like Li Mu Bai have it rough. The newborn sons of egg-laying hens, considered worthless byproducts, are gassed, ground up, or thrown away like trash. With the huge surge in backyard chicken raising, most chickens are ordered on-line and sent through the mail.  Male chicks mistakenly sent to customers with backyard flocks are commonly abandoned since most townships do not allow roosters. At Farm Sanctuary, roosters are valued members of our shelter families, as Li Mu Bai well knows. Li Mu Bai is on a special diet for his health, and if the staff is late bringing him his meal, he’ll wait at the door of the shelter office. Should any caregiver walk past without stopping to let him in, he’ll chase after and peck at their feet, reminding them of their duties to this very important resident! Read more about Li Mu Bai on Animals of Farm Sanctuary here.




Interested in adopting your own? You could earn a $20 gift card to Mullein & Sparrow for doing so. Find out how here.

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