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.

6 responses to “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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    • 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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    • Red River is supposedly a new breed but not sure what the cross is. They’re good layers those and foragers. The hens are almost blonde and the roosters white with some red coloring in their wings and tail feathers. Nice hens!

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  2. I love chickens. I think they act just like people.

    Linda

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  3. 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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  4. What a character Barney seems to be! They certainly keep your spirits high with the quirky habits they have sometimes. 😉

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