We have about 21 large chickens, different breeds, and 2 are roosters. We wanted only 1 rooster; a farm is not a farm without a rooster crowing at the crack of dawn. Things can change in a hurry though. Our only rooster Clyde, (he has only one leg), was living with the hens in the chicken lot. Back in October someone quietly pulled into our driveway after dark and dropped a big orange rooster into our goat lot and sped away! At first my husband was angry but this big rooster was so beautiful and such a nice boy, we kept him. I started calling him "Big Boy" and he actually comes to me when I call. I am careful not to let him near Clyde. Clyde would not stand a chance if a fight broke out over the hens! I make sure Big Boy can't get out of the goat lot when I let the others out to free range. There's always a couple of hens that fly over to visit Big Boy so he's happy!
This is my sweet Annie
Oops! Sorry for the dirty hen house, lots of rain lately!