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Mr. Rooster...I've got your number...

There may be some rooster butchering around the farm this weekend.  Highly likely in fact!

It all started when I was feeding the chickens one day and I felt a thump on the back of my legs.  I whirled around and there was a rooster just standing there like nothing had happened.  My first thought was that the dog had dropped something on the back of my legs to get me to play with him.  Then Jon said that he had the same thing happen to him.  Thump on the back of the legs and there was a rooster!

It escalated last night.  I was feeding the pigs and I hear little footsteps coming at me fast.  I turned around as fast as I could and I'll be darned if that dang rooster come to a sliding stop within a foot of me.  Of course, he was very nonchalant after that like he was saying.." Who me?  I wouldn't dare thump you in the back of the legs...I'm just an innocent little rooster...."

HA!  Innocent rooster, yeah right!  That darn thing was going to claw my legs and I know it.

Here's a pic of the culprit.

And even further proof that he was out to get me...this was taken a few seconds after I walked by him.

Definitely out to get me.

Plus these darn roosters crow all day long as part of a competition.  It was cute at first, but now it's extremely annoying.  And I just figured out why Max was howling in the mornings.  He was answering the chickens!  He did it a little tonight while I was feeding the pigs, which is funny because he never used to howl.

A rare picture of the diversity of our farm.  I spy a chicken, a pig who is out of his pen, a spunky little kitten and a dog who wants nothing more than to chase the rest of the animals in the picture.

Our remaining Royal Palm turkeys who thankfully turned out to be a male and a female.  Can't decide if we should breed them or eat them.

And a little fellow who was very curious.

When I ordered chickens, I ordered a straight run of Silver Laced Wyandottes.  But I'm pretty sure this guy is a Dominique.  You just never know what you will get with a chicken order!

Farmer Jon  – (September 7, 2011 at 2:19 PM)  

I say we keep the turkeys! The roosters, not so much...

Whiffletree Farm  – (September 7, 2011 at 5:04 PM)  

I had a rooster who would attack me when I entered the henhouse. It got so I had to enter with a broom for protection! He became dinner. Nothing tastes quite as good as the animal that tried to impale you!

Farmer Jon  – (September 8, 2011 at 9:49 AM)  

Too Funny! They are brave (but stupid) little suckers. I agree, can't wait. They will be DELICIOUS!

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