There's a Fox in the Hen House


| 7/22/2011 8:52:34 AM


Tags: Agent Scully, Buff Orpington, Fox Mulder, Hen House, Russ-Stick Acres, broody hens, roosters, naming your chickens, hatching chicks, chicks, Sherry and Russ Sutherby,

 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.

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.





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