Rooster or Hen?

Have you ever played the game rooster or hen? I don’t recommend it. My favorite chicken, the Rhode Island Red turned out to be a rooster and I had to re home him last week. The chicken who rested her neck into my shoulder every morning when I carried her to the chicken tractor. The same chicken who I said “Good morning pretty girl. You know you’re my favorite don’t you? I know I’m not supposed to have favoritesĀ  but I can’t help it, I love you the most….just don’t tell the other girls.”

I was able to find someone who was willing to take on a rooster. She had two already, Cluck-Zilla and Cluck-Norris. I knew my favorite would be okay right then and there. She sends me pictures and videos and he is thriving…I’m a wreck but he is happy and that’s what matters. She said I can come visit him anytime, it’s nice to have that option. I don’t know if I could go through that again? There were lots of tears between myself and the girl. I’m still not over it, every morning when I let them out of the coop and I open the door to say “good morning ladies” it’s not the same because my girl isn’t there.

I never sent a picture of the finished coop. The prefab coop from China was not the best choice but I feel like it was my only choice since I have no experience in building anything. My brother came over and made a frame of 2×6’s, stapled some hardware cloth, and then screwed the boards to the metal frame.If I had to do it over again I would have just bought a shed, it would have been cheaper and easier to personalize. I added some flowers to make the little coop more homey and you can see my favorite up in the front.

And then there were three…..this morning I heard the spaz chicken make a “cock a doodle do” sound. I only have/had four birds how can two of them be roosters? What the heck? I can’t just have two so I will need to get two more asap. The Girl is in denial about the newest rooster. I’m not emotionally attached to this one so it isn’t nearly as painful as the first one. I guess I need to start looking for a new home for this guy asap.

I have been working on something which is why I have been absent as of late. I’m halfway there so I will wait to tell you until it’s a done deal. All I can say is that my brain has been getting a work out! I am hoping the hardest part is over…

That is the cliff notes version of the last couple of weeks. I am hoping to get back into the groove this week….Zia

 

About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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