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There's a Fox in the Hen House

 Fox Mulder that is... 

I named our young rooster Fox, since one of his flock is named Agent Scully.

You X-Files fans will recognize this... 

Actually last year, I thought he was a she.

He was born hatched here, just last summer.

Click here for the Blog about this young chick's start in life.

 

 It's hard to believe that little chick, turned into this beautiful rooster.

Fox. 

 

 And now, he returned to his birthing hatching grounds with his own flock.  

 

Nine (9) beautiful hens,

who lay gorgeous eggs for us each and every day.

 

Side bar:  We actually have two other flocks also...with a total of 4 roosters on site.

Other roosters are:  

DiNozzo, Stewie, and Charlie Sheen (yes, he looks JUST like him...seriously!)

Until tomorrow, God willing.

sherry 'woodswoman'
7/26/2011 11:55:06 AM

Thanks Nebraska Dave ~ Actually, we have 2 fenced flocks. The one that was featured (with "Fox" by my Wee House), and then another one of older hens and 2 roosters. Amazingly, they don't fight. We also have a few that are loose 24/7, with the "Charlie Sheen" rooster (they join the older flock at night). When we open the fence gate and let the 3 roosters and their hens mingle and free-range, they don't fight either. Sure, if there's some commotion with a rooster and hen, the other rooster will race over and squawk, but that's the extent of it. However, "Fox", will fight, so he is always fenced. 3 out of 4 isn't bad for getting along. :~) We'll see how they do this winter, when they are housed in a tighter space. And yes, mornings are interesting...it's like dueling banjos here, only with the rooster crow!


nebraska dave
7/25/2011 9:20:37 PM

Sherry and Russ, If I read your post right you have four separate flocks with a rooster in each flock? If that is the case, you are very wise. Roosters tend to fight for rights to cozy up to the hens. Roosters are kind of a nuisance and believe that the sun comes up because they crowed. I bet you don't need an alarm clock on your place with four of them rising the sun every morning. Actually, I kind of like the rooster crowing in the morning but then again I am a morning person and usually wake up naturally before the sun comes up. I usually don't sleep much more than 6 hours at a time. If I should happen to sleep longer it's a terrible day. My back hurts, head aches, muscles are stiff, etc. I guess at this season of life if I lay still too long rigor mortis starts to set in. :0) Have a great cock-a-doodle-doo morning.