Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Rooster Parole

Remember the evil rooster and the rooster jail? Well, it's spring and we're having a change of heart. He only bites me once a week or so and there hasn't been a full blown attack in a while and the weather's just so nice we decided to let him out with the hens. Here he is in all his glory.

The hens seem happy to see him. The wing action here is a courtship behavior. The courtship, as you might imagine, lasts about a minute.

Before you all decide never to visit me again, I should point out that the rooster and his hens are now confined to their own yard around the chicken coop. So, no more "Watch out for the rooster," warnings, no more scratching in the gardens, no more droppings on the sidewalk or hens begging for snacks on the deck. It's all good.

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