Getting our new rooster turned into a nightmare. It’s a long story, so I’m writing it in a series. Be warned, there is a fair amount of cursing in this story, as there was in the real-time events as they unfolded. Statements that are italicized are the ongoing conversation and support from my Chicken Network, and have not been edited for spelling, grammar or content.
Here is Part III of…
The Rooster Chronicles
Sunday, May 8: Mother’s Day. I wonder if the rooster is still alive out there???
~ Try to keep a location of him until nightfall. When it’s dark he will roost somewhere. Hopefully not to high. You should have very little trouble catching him at dark. They have terrible night vision. Good luck
Fugitive Update: A sighting!!!
Mom and I took the dog, Sam, for a walk around the back forty path. We were on our way back, when suddenly… there he was!! Thank goodness he’s brilliantly white, because I was able to grab the dog before he noticed Rooster, and I had to take off my own belt and use it as a leash to walk Sam past where the rooster was and take him home.
I went back to the house and fetched the dog crate and two of my most sexy hens (what constitutes a “sexy” hen???). I put them in the crate right by where we saw him.
I came back to the house and got them a jug of water and made them a tomato on a string, so they wouldn’t get too bored, and when I took it out to them I could SEE THE ROOSTER in the scruff about 50′ away from them!! I tucked the cage up against a bush at the base of a tree both to keep them in the shade and in hopes Fugitive roosts on top of them.
Me: He’s at the cage!! I’m like, maybe 60′ away and he hasn’t spotted me yet (or he isn’t concerned with me yet). What should i do???
~ Ack!!! Can’t wait for the next installment of “Roos of our lives”!!!
~ This is an intense spectator sport!!!
~Omg. You poor thing. I’d be just as frustrated!! His name though… 😂😂😂😂
~ Oh my. This is the best Rooster Diaries ever. You poor thing! My next suggestion: Long handled fishing net.
To be continued…
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