Roosters

I just went to feed the chickens and collect the eggs and laughed until I cried watching my crazy roosters.  Barney is the oldest but smallest of my rooster flock and each morning when we open the hen-house, he flies up on the brooder box outside of the henhouse and crows to prove he is master of the flock.  We’re not sure what breed he is but he runs off the other two roosters as soon as he’s out of the hen-house.

Bantam Barney was given to us by a friend along with about 15 hens.Bantam Barney was given to us by a friend along with about 15 hens.

This is "Rooster" and raised this summer.
This is “Rooster” and raised this summer.
This is Fred and also raised this summer.  Fred has a little more color in his feathers.
This is Fred and raised this summer. Fred has a little more color in his feathers.

Rooster and Fred were purchased and raised from chicks in the spring and their breed is new and called Red Rivers.  They’re really big chickens and I’m hoping to have some new chicks brooded from them in the spring.

Barney is half the size of the new roosters.
Barney is half the size of the new roosters.
Barney proves on a daily basis that he is king of the flock which includes about 47 hens.
Barney proves on a daily basis that he is king of the flock which includes about 47 hens.

Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

6 thoughts on “Roosters”

  1. Barney – well he sure is small. Impudent little bugger, eh?
    Never heard of the “Red River” breed – they look like eating birds,
    not layers.
    Hope you got the photos – I seem to have worked out how now to
    send.
    Cheers
    Your Aussie Mate
    Colin

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    1. Rita
      I hope that little Barney hasn’t got you stuck up a tree on your farm???
      It’s a bit cold in your neck of the woods to be tree bound!!!!
      Colin

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  2. Better than TV! I hope to have my own “Barney” this coming spring. We are just now planning how to build our coop. Thanks for the laugh!

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