Oh, those little roos.
You know what I forgot about little roos?
They start crowing.
You ever heard a juvenile rooster crow? Check out the difference between a full-grown rooster crow and a “teenage” rooster crow in this short video. (Little roos are crowing from inside the chicken house.)
And you know what? Pretty soon? I’m gonna have 40 of ’em doing that. GOOD MORNING!
In other chicken news:
The buff hen with her one baby? They’re still living in the garden and she still has her one chick.
I’d have a picture of said chick, but the mama is so protective, and the garden is so overgrown, I can’t get near it with a clear view.
Also, we still have this one hen out of our supposed all-roo batch.
And she’s still a hen.
And also also, I have to share this story.
It’s not unusual–though one would think it would be!–for “stuff” to fall INSIDE my chore boots as I’m walking around. Seriously. Miraculously. It’s very odd. Small rocks. Bits of hay. Feed. You would not think this was possible, but ‘TIS. Latest worst? The hens like to nest on top of hay bales. I pulled down some hay and felt a WET thunk INSIDE one of my chore boots.
I knew. Oh, I knew what I was WALKING IN until I finished my chores.
A PIECE of CHICKEN POOP had fallen INSIDE MY BOOTS from atop the hay I had picked up.
Why do these things happen to me? How can it even be possible? Why? How? PERHAPS, chickens, oh yes, PERHAPS I shall EAT YOU ALL!
I just had to share this with someone. Thank you for listening.