About Danzig’s Roost


Danzig's Roost is named after a little black rooster named Danzig. Danzig showed us how much depth and sensitivity a little rooster can have, and he will always be missed. Now more roosters will be saved because he showed us how wonderful these little beings are.

For every hen hatched who is used for her eggs, there is a rooster. 99% of the time that rooster is unwanted, discarded, often mistreated and sometimes despised. Roosters have a very special place in this world and they serve as the fierce protectors and guardians of their more vulnerable flock members. Roosters will fight till their own death for who they love, but they are also the most sensitive beings that exist. Their hearts are deep. They mourn, they rejoice, they flap their wings and jump with happiness and they hide and mope when their feelings are hurt.

Roosters want to live. Roosters always fight for life, their own lives and the lives of others. Humans take away billions of roosters lives each year in horrible and cruel ways. The most common death that baby roosters meet is being ground up alive, suffocated, or simply discarded in dumpsters with thousands of their baby brothers the day of their hatching because boys do not lay eggs. The egg industry hatches smaller breeds, so the ones hatched male are of no use to the meat industry, thus the boys are destroyed. The rest of the unwanted roosters end up in dog and cat shelters, dumped on the side of the road or abused when kept by people who have no respect for these beings.

Eggs are the demise of these beautiful birds, both the hens and the roosters alike. The only way to avoid the death, torture and suffering of billions of these birds is to go vegan. Veganism is the ONLY way to detach from this cruel practice. There are no "cruelty free" eggs, because back at the hatchery, they're still grinding up live male chicks, and the parents are still living in ammonia filled darkness.

Rooster Sanctuary at Danzig's Roost is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides shelter and advocacy for roosters and other farmed birds who have been fortunate to escape the cruel hands of the animal use industry. Danzig's Roost is an all volunteer run organization.  We are located on the plains in Colorado.