Saturday, April 10, 2010


Poach the rooster is 1 year old. And handsome, by anyones standards.
I had never thought of owning a rooster. They are loud, and have a reputation for being mean spirited.

This rooster, however, is a very nice boy. When a treat is offered, he investigates, then calls the hens over with a sweet voice. They come running when he informs them of a suprise yummy. He never tastes a morsel until the girls have eaten. He keeps watch over his flock, but has never been aggressive to any human here. He knows "us," from "strangers," and keeps a sharp eye out for new humans.

I sometimes wake at 4 am, and hear his voice, muffled by distance and the coop... announcing to all what a fine rooster he is!

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