Sunday, September 30, 2012

12 lbs. of feathered fury strikes again!




Today while we were out at the Remy Homestead feeding and watering the chickens, the Reluctant Farmer and Katzya decided that they would attempt to catch Puff Daddy the rooster to give him a little love and attention.  If you remember back when we bought chicks in the Spring, Puff Daddy was an Americauna chick that I purchased.  He was supposed to be a pullet, but then the crowing started.  He was relocated to the Remy household since they live in the country and has been crowing it up!  The difficulty now is that Puff is starting to act very aggressive to anyone who comes into the chicken yard.  He has been known to attack and challenge everybody.  Most likely we are going to butcher Puff Daddy when we send our next batch of meat chickens to the butcher, unless someone wants a cranky rooster that acts like Walter off of the Jeff Dunham show.  The selling points on a grouchy rooster are not easy to convey to people:  "Honestly, he is a beautiful rooster if you don't mind getting the crap spurred out of you anytime you get within 5 feet of him!"  People just don't frequently want this quality in a chicken, but if you decide you are looking for a beautiful, rooster with a real bad attitude, please contact me!   


So, the ladies and Puffy were chasing each other around the chicken yard when I decide this will be a brilliant photo opportunity.  (Truthfully, I knew Puffy was going to school them and I wanted the photographic evidence of such things!  I don't think the Reluctant Farmer realized just how mean he could be.  Well, it was an all out cock fight and Puffy was winning for sure.  Every time either one of them would try to catch him he would stick out his chest and give them a good spurring.  I caught these moments on film, see below:






In the end the ladies did manage to catch Puff Daddy.  They were able to love on him and give him hugs and scratches on the head before he was released again.  Please note that no chicken was harmed in the love session that took place today.  Yes, the Reluctant Farmer's foot is out but she is NOT kicking him.  She is merely holding 12 lbs of feathered fury at bay.  I am going to miss this boy.....




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7 comments:

  1. Emily, I loved this post. I would like to invite you to join my community blog Farm Chick Chit Chat. http://www.farmchickchitchat.blogspot.com/ I think your blog would fit right in. It's a great group of women. Please email me at lisa@fresh-eggs-daily.com if you're interested. Thanks!

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  2. I used to have a rooster that looked and acted just like Puff Daddy. My roo was named Foggy after Foghorn Leghorn and was also Americauna. All I say about my roo is, rest in peace Foggy................

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    1. This might be the future of Puffy. We shall see! :)

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  3. Oh my GOSH I got such a laugh reading this! I saw it on Fresh Eggs Daily and I am so glad I clicked on it. We have a glorious roo. His name is Martin. He is the first one to come running when I go outside. He is as gentle as can be. When I say his name he shakes his head. He is wonderful with his girls and is a great dancer. He is in his second year as our roo and his spurs are two inches long but they have never been raised, never. I feel so lucky that we got a good one. Maybe it was all the kisses when he was a baby....

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    1. I am glad you got a good laugh at m blog today! You are so lucky to have a nice roo. Puffy was given a lot of kisses as a chick and he is still a toad..... I love his voice and he is so pretty but man is he grumpy!

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  4. So funny - love those photos! I just started a new hop, and would love if you would link up. http://www.simplejoyfulliving.com/2012/10/backyard-farming-connection-hop-2.html

    Gretchen

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