Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Over Roosting Rooster

Our little white rooster, Whitey or Fred--he answers to both, has been being an over eager rooster.

Let's just say that he KNOWS he's king of the chicken pen!

Let's just call him "Whitey Cassanova"!

Well, my poor hens are showing the proof of his "roosting" on thier backs by the loss of their feathers.  I don't think they call him "Cassanova"...

I told Hubby that something HAD to be done...

us girls have got to stick together you know...

I would be so embrassed if I had a bare butt all the time, wouldn't you?

So after a half an hour of chasing, we caught Whitey and took him to our friend Jeff.

Hubby and Jeff getting Whitey ready for a spur trim.

Jeff and Hubby working together, trimmed up Whitey's spur. 

If you look real close you can see Jeff holding Whitey's spur.  It's a big one!

The spur is a like an extra sharp toenail that roosters have to fight for their hens.  These spurs are sharp and when the roosters are "roosting" on thier hens, they end up scratching the hens feathers off.

Look at Whitey's right foot.  The spur is just above his four toes.  It's a lot smaller now!

Now Whitey is back to being "Cassanova" and I know I heard the hens say...

"Thank You!"

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  1. You've made me smile with this post. Typical male creature really, LOL.

    CJ xx

  2. Hi, I'm a new follower from the hop. I love your blog. I have to say, it's been a dream of mine for a while to get some chickens. :)

    Hope you can stop by when you get a chance!

  3. Stopped from the blog hop, new follower!

  4. Happy Social Parade Friday! I am your newest follower,

  5. Too funny. But, true. Come visit when you can. I know you're busy.


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