Last January we gave away 2 of our young roosters which we raised from eggs to a friend who was starting his own flock.
They were named Ginger and Muffin Jr.
This past week we went back to visit our boys!
They are both doing great. The new owner changed Muffin Jr's name to King (I don't blame him!)
Ginger and King free-range with their hens during the day and are locked up in their coop at night. They are both still very friendly roosters.
|From left, King, Randy and Ginger|
It's nice to know that the children of our flock are happy and doing well.
Ginger is still a goofy rooster. He loves to be held, and we trained him to eat bugs off the walls. Maryland is in the midst of a stinkbug plague. Last autumn there were thousands of stinkbugs all over the outside walls of the chicken coop building. Randy would hold Ginger up to the wall and Ginger would look for the bugs and peck them off the wall and eat them. Whenever we held Ginger his head would be all turned sideways looking around for a wall which had bugs on it. He's still the same. But, in addition to being a silly rooster, he's a strong leader and a good protector of his flock. He is the lead rooster and King is #2 in their rooster pecking order.