Last August we gave away one of our roosters, Brownie, to some neighbors. We had too many roosters. We raised Brownie from a tiny chick. Brownie was a great protector and always was very attentive to the hens in our flock. He liked to serenade them - sing little humble songs to a single hen when she was sitting out in the pen. He always was very gentle with the hens, but a brave a fearless rooster when he needed to be. He was the #2 rooster in our flock - second in the rooster pecking order. He was promoted to be the lead rooster for their flock.
It is with a sad heart that I tell you that Brownie lost his life last week. He was defending his hen Shirley from a wild animal that dug enter the fence into his pen and entered their coop at nighttime.
Brownie died so that Shirley could live.
Shirley was the only chicken of theirs that survived the attack. They lost all their other hens.
Brownie was a good rooster, saving Shirley like he did, fighting till the bitter end.
|Brownie at his new home with Shirley back in Aug 2010|
Since then they fixed and reinforced their chicken pen. We just have too many wild animals living in this neck of the woods.
And so last Friday Randy assisted our friends to get some new chickens.
And maybe we got some new feathered friends here at Razzberry Corner... Just maybe...