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What is going through his tiny pea brain?

Sam, my #2 cockerel. I’ve told the story before. He used to be my #1 cockerel. One day, my #2 cockerel had enough of Sam and beat the snot out of him, henceforth #1. I didn’t realize it until chicken bedtime and I had to coax a muddy, bloody Sam out of the hedge.

When I get home from work and let the pekins out, Mo swaggers up to the girls and Sam runs round the back of the house as fast as his feathery feet will take him. There, he perches on the back of a chair and stares at me.

He’s looking right over my left shoulder as I sit in my comfy chair and shitpost on my laptop. He’s there for hours.

I would love to think he’s having weird, small, chickeny thoughts about the room, but it’s probably more about the oats we throw out the back door from time to time. Roosters are all about freedom, food and sex (in season). Not so much interspecies curiosity.

Good weekend, all!


Comment from Timothy J. McCorkle
Time: January 27, 2023, 8:12 pm

nieces silky roo finally learned How To crow! But then I found this…https://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/10lxpvp/i_have_no_idea_how_this_stoat_does_it/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 27, 2023, 9:07 pm

Stoatly prowess.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: January 27, 2023, 11:54 pm

“I coulda had class. I coulda been a cockerel. I coulda been somebody, instead of a capon, which is what I am, let’s face it.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: January 28, 2023, 12:40 pm

I swear Stoaty, he looks exactly like he’s waiting for someone to open the door. He looks like a grouchy old man. It would make a great painting. (Is your painting hand better?)

Comment from surly ermine
Time: January 28, 2023, 4:09 pm

Not sure if I’ve mentioned this before Stoaty but when we first got chickens we bought a straight run of a dozen and ended up with 6 roosters. Even from a young age we could tell who the boss was, a glossy little Rhode Island Red. We raised them all up and about a year later one by one they all challenged the boss. They each one lost. They also became aggressive to my wife and daughter during that time. Many years later and the boss is our only rooster and he’s always been a decent fellow.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 30, 2023, 2:48 pm

A good rooster is a treasure, Surly. Sam is a pretty good Rooster, but Moe is the best. The girls love him.

Albert is a terrible rooster, but whaddya going to do?

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