Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Don't Mess With Me

I've read several blogs lately that have talked about an unruly rooster they had and how it ended up on the dinner table!  Well, I thought I'd tell ya' about a rooster we had back when we had chickens *sigh* (oh, to have chickens again... someday!).

Country Boy and I had over forty chickens at one time because we were having difficulty keeping up with the demand for our girls' eggs!  Every time we picked out our chicks at the local feed store, we chose ones that were supposedly sexed and were supposed to be hens.  Needless to say, we ended up with a couple of roosters.  We separated them and they each had over twenty girls of their own so all was well in their world.  When the last rooster we ended up with, Ozzie, got a little older, he became very possessive of his girls.

Ozzie, Rhode Island Red Rooster

I never had any problem with him but a couple of my neighbors, who would spoil them and bring over kitchen treats (scraps) for them to munch on, informed me that Ozzie had 'come after them'.  I was a little shocked because I hadn't seen any aggressive behavior.... yet!  Then one day, as I went into the chicken run to give them some kitchen treats, Ozzie started after me.  He never finished his 'attack' because I quickly handed out the rest of the treats and then it was ON!  I chased after him in the chicken run (which was a sight to see I'm sure!) until I managed to corner him.  I'm sure he thought I'd gone mad!  I scooped him up, looked him in the eye and gave him the what fers!  I proceeded to scold him and tell him that he should NOT mess with the hands that feed him.  After all, I AM the Mama and what I say G O E S !!!  From that day on, he never messed with me again!  He kept his eye on me but he kept his distance too!  Smart rooster!

True story!

What funny chicken stories do you have?

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Till next time,






10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

alpha chicken woman! :)

Tammy said...

I'm afraid my only chicken stories involve me burning them up in the kitchen. I have always wanted to raise some layers, though. I haven't tried due to the number of fox and coyote around here.

This fella's feathers are so shiney, at first glance I thought it was a statue :)

Tammy said...

Oh, and if you like to tell the stories behind your shots, I would love for you to join us at "Behind the Camera".

Marissa ♥ said...

LOL @ what T said. haha! This story cracked me up. I can just imagine you cornering that rooster letting him know who was the boss!

Ozzie sure is a handsome fellow!

Flat Creek Farm said...

He's gorgeous! I laughed when I read this because I do 'rooster whispering' myself.. lol. Loved your story. For the most part, my two boys are gentlemen (to me). However, last winter I decided Sappo boy was being just TOO aggressive w/ one of my hens. He caught me in a mood, and I scooped him right off of her back, gave him the what fers, and promptly received a big old peck right on my yapping lip :-o And it hurt. And bled. Since then, we've had no more problems. I'm still not sure who trained who :D I love my two boys though! -Tammy

Lynnie said...

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Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Sounds like you had a smart rooster. Can't say the same for ours, but we have a new one and hopefully he'll be less aggressive.

Kim, USA said...

Hahaha that is so cool!

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Tammy said...

Glad you linked up :)

Susan said...

Love the story ... rooster knows who's the boss now ;-)

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