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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ms roundrock backyard chicken


ms roundrock backyard chicken is our oldest chicken
we have
ms roundrock can hardly get around now
she somehow gets down from the coop in the am
then rests for awhile under a wire cage as it protects
her from red the rooster-she is his morning delight

she then ambles over to where we leave her some
chicken scratch for her to feast on
the rest of the flock is gone on into the pastures
she then ambles over to where she is in the picture
where she can take her time and work in the compost
pile for bugs and worms and seeds
she can also dust herself in this location
she never goes to the pastures any more

usually will leave her a few special treats-left over veggies
big tomato worm    big grasshopper    left over fruit
stuff from my garden-will throw it to her when am working
in the garden as where she stays in the day time is right
next to he garden
have been known to throw her a ripe tomato   a bell pepper
just dont tell my wife she as she might get mad at me

ms roundrock looks old       she has gnarley looking
feet looks like an old person with bad arthritis
she has a gnarley looking beak that works ok but is like
an old person with  bad teeth or bad dentures
she doesnt move fast but gets there
if she was a human she would be walking with a cane

ms roundrock though is the boss of all the chickens
all of the other hens dont mess with her

this is her story
when moved to the country n knew wanted chickens
so built a coop with metal roofing and pvc pipe and
chicken wire so it would never rot or deteriorate
now needed some chickens

was reading the paper one day and there in the metro
section was a picture and story about some free ranging
chickens in a near by city (thus her name)

years ago in that city people let their chickens run loose
and as the years went by groups of the chickens made flocks
that had no definite human owners
as the city grew and non rural people moved it
they did not appreciate crowing at 400 in the am
there was a lot of complaining from the new city folks about
the am crowing (we have learned to enjoy hearing the roosters
crowing in the am)

the decision was to round up all the chickens and roosters
and if possible give them away

the first three caught was ms rooundrock, her boyfriend
and a friend blackie
her boyfriend and blackie have since succumbed to
the cycle of life
ms roundrock is much too cautious
she has survived mutiple attacks and massacres by dogs
here that have wiped out our flocks-she always survives

she is the first up in the coop at night  and the last down in am
her time in the wild and her genetic inbred cautionist has
kept her alive

she and her two friends were caught on television on the
nightly news as they showed the animal control people
trying to catch them
hahahaahahaha     would have been a good funniest video
eventually they were caught though

my wife she immediately called and called  animal control
about the three chickens and they agreed to let us have them
other callers had other ideas of what to do with them
that was not acceptable to some one that had been on the
6:00 news

we got them our first 3 chickens-her boyfriend died in an
attack from varmets and blackie died of probably old age

ms roundrock survived
shes our queen of our backyard chickens

the organicgreen doctor

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