I have chickens. Lots of chickens. 25 to be exact. I started out with 2 hens (Sadie and Popcorn) & a rooster (Sgt. Pepper) and they populated the rest. We've had lots of baby chicks hatch which is wonderful, until you discover many of them are roosters. Shattering really, because as you know, roosters fight. One guy, Murray, had his head plucked bald, poor fellow!
|Murray sporting a new haircut|
|Sgt Pepper checking out my camera|
My daughter Ryleah was not impressed with me at all for offering my roosters to Rohan. She cried on the way to school and when I got home from school this was waiting on the bench for me:
Argh the guilt! So I told her I'd talk to Rohan & see if he'd just let them live on his farm, not that he has a farm, but she didn't need to know that!
Well the roosters must have 9 lives like a cat! When Rohan arrived today to pick them up he had decided that they could in fact go and live on a farm, one belonging to his friend, with lots of lovely Isa Browns. So I didn't have to lie to my daughter after all!
Terribly sorry to all you people who don't care much for chickens, this post would seem a little weird to you I'm sure - getting attached to a rooster, how absurd! But just ask any chicken lover. They have funny little personalities and are all quite different!
Note: keep an eye on this guy, he's gonna be famous one day, mark my words!