Saturday, 31 May 2014
Rusty the Rooster
A couple of months ago I bought 7 chickens, young ones that still had a lot of growing to do and would start to lay in winter hopefully. My daughters named them and all was right in the chook house until one started growing big tail feathers, big feet and a bigger body. She had been named 'Rusty' but has turned out to be a 'he'. Luckily that name seems to still work!
This is Rusty with some of his ladies. In the past I haven't been too keen on having a rooster - they can be a bit aggressive and I can do without that. Rusty seems to have a lovely temperament so far, but he hasn't started to cock-a-doodle yet so I will hold judgement on his personality until all his manhood kicks in.
The chickens are sharing the orchard with a few sheep at the moment and my very photogenic boys decided they should get in the pictures too.
He is certainly becoming a handsome looking bird and I do have a bit of a soft spot for him, so hopefully he will stay nice and friendly and remember that I am the boss!