A chip off the old rooster block
During the summer, I take
responsibility for our chicken flock. I rotate them
through pastures carefully to keep the food fresh, then give them snacks if
the pasture looks bare. In the winter, though, I let
them out into the woods and cede the management
responsibility to our rooster.
The roosters are
identical in another way, though --- they like younger women.
Island Reds are
still being picked on by the hens who have been with us longer, but
they feel safe while nestled up against our rooster's side. It's
not that he prefers redheads, either --- he gives the one Australorp
pullet we saved back from last spring's hatch just as much attention,
while ignoring her mother and aunts.
Our chicken waterer is the POOP-free alternative to traditional, filthy waterers.
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