i have had a rooster die of old age btw LOL 2 in fact.
one was my pet welsummer roo and the other was my founding dorking roo. i was fond of both of them, my welsummer roo looked after my kids pet chooks and my dorking roo looked after my dorking older girls who all ranged. i kept younger breeding roos which went in the pot. chooks do like to have a roo for social structure so that was my excuse.
ive even heard of hens trying to crow LOL my fave hens have been the more feisty ones. dd had a pet dorking hen called tamarillo who was fearless vs tame. she used to sit on the horse sometimes. my other fave was a silver laced wyandotte who always used to try to peck you if you picked her up. she look perpetually cross but was an awesomely good clucky chicken and raised loads of chicks for me.
Nothing much to say, just saw you are chatting as I finished up my journal entry for today, and thought I would be neighborly.
I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC
Didn't get a whole lot done.... sat in an empty chicken house most of the morning watching out for coyotes...... sitting still for 2 hours is tough! The not talking isn't all that hard... I'm not all that talkative anyway. No cooler this time G... mayb tomorrow. though I do have egg deliveries to make tomorrow... maybe I'll just buy some dry dog food and rat bait...... effective, or so I've been told, and probably not legal.... Maybe some ethylene glycol.... or SKS.... or steel traps..... or claymore mines.....
cyanide and peanut butter works for possums. i dont think it is legal anymore either.