"The Little Peeper is a Barrel Rock his surrogate mother is the little banty, he is almost as big as the Big Rhode Island Red Rooster he as tall just not as heavy. I will send a picture when Alley gets home from school. He is a beautiful color…"
"Ellen, I know you so wanted a little hen when peeper was hatched! The Bantam 's mature the fastest in my experience, mature enough to be laying in 4 months, crowing, and roosters ready to show off their flogging skills. …"
"I have a young rooster he was hatched here by one of my broody hens in July 2011. I named him the Little Peeper because he was very vocal, now he is very aggressive I carry a long rake handle with me. He likes to charge me when I open the door in…"
"I've had only one out of about 6 roos that was a sweetheart, I think part of it is luck of the draw. First roo was a jerk and flogged everyone, even if you tried to defend yourself he'd come back swinging.
the one really amazing Roo…"
"Same issue here. After walking around with a tennis racket for protection - and yes - you are supposed to be their friend - but gee whiz - I got sick of the punctures from his spurs. The vet said I could carefully trim his spurs - I did…"
"You might find this article helpful. It explains how to deal with aggressive Roosters. They really do consider you another rooster, and roosters have a "pecking order" too. This article explains how to create a higherarchy in which YOU are…"
"Thanks, Erin. Here's an update on our roo (I wrote the original post above back in Sept of last year) He did start doing his rooster-ly business after another month or two, but then a few months later he began to attack me! He has gotten so bad…"
Don't feel left out, our Red is the same way, lol. Not as bad as our Barred Rocks (bullies the two of them!) I'm sure that he'll learn the gentlemanly behavior when the hens have had enough too, lol"
"Use LOTS of salt in the water when you put them on to boil. Pour the salt directly on the eggs. And, yes. Crack all the shells and let the eggs sit in the water for a bit before trying to peel them.
Hi Mari, welcome to HOMEGROWN. I took a look at your blog - you live in a magical place, huh? Glad you found us. Something that bloggers do here is cross-post in the member blogs section. It's a nice way for us to get to know you and to build community. Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions.