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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.