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Tink Baker replied to Mari Mann's discussion 'Rooster behavior' in the group Backyard Chickens
" Mari, I got a chuckle out of your post. I have the 2 extremes, little horny toads or very intimidated. I have my first Rooster which is a Rhode Island Red and he is such a gentleman as well.  I got…"
Dec 15, 2011
Ellen Peavey replied to Mari Mann's discussion 'Rooster behavior' in the group Backyard Chickens
"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…"
Dec 14, 2011
Jodie Westwood replied to Mari Mann's discussion 'Rooster behavior' in the group Backyard Chickens
"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. …"
Dec 14, 2011
Ellen Peavey replied to Mari Mann's discussion 'Rooster behavior' in the group Backyard Chickens
"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…"
Dec 14, 2011
Mari Mann joined Pete and Izzy's Mom's group
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Backyard Chickens

A place to discuss and share the joy and trials of chicken raising! Share your chicken knowledge, photos, coop plans, ask questions, anything chicken related!See More
Aug 3, 2011
Hippie Geek Farm Art replied to Mari Mann's discussion 'Rooster behavior' in the group Backyard Chickens
"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…"
Jul 11, 2011
Jodie Westwood replied to Mari Mann's discussion 'Rooster behavior' in the group Backyard Chickens
"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…"
Apr 13, 2011
Mari Mann replied to Mari Mann's discussion 'Rooster behavior' in the group Backyard Chickens
"Thanks, Rachel. I did go and read the article and will try the recommendations given. With my husband standing by though!"
Feb 27, 2011
rachel whetzel replied to Mari Mann's discussion 'Rooster behavior' in the group Backyard Chickens
"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…"
Feb 26, 2011
Erin Mitchell replied to Mari Mann's discussion 'Rooster behavior' in the group Backyard Chickens
"You're not part of his flock. Your another "roosters". Your husband can deal because he's male and bigger, lol. Its a dominance thing I think"
Feb 26, 2011
Mari Mann replied to Mari Mann's discussion 'Rooster behavior' in the group Backyard Chickens
"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…"
Feb 25, 2011
Erin Mitchell replied to Mari Mann's discussion 'Rooster behavior' in the group Backyard Chickens
"Hey Mari! 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"
Feb 25, 2011
Mari Mann joined Torry's group
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Resurrect the Barter!

Linking people together to trade farm goods. Variety is good!See More
Jan 13, 2011
Kelli replied to Mari Mann's discussion 'Egg gifts for the Holidays?' in the group Backyard Chickens
"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.   "
Jan 8, 2011
Kelli replied to Mari Mann's discussion 'Egg gifts for the Holidays?' in the group Backyard Chickens
Jan 8, 2011
Kelli replied to Mari Mann's discussion 'Egg gifts for the Holidays?' in the group Backyard Chickens
"For longer storage, you can scramble and freeze eggs for up to 6 months. "
Jan 8, 2011

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
A bit about me:
Home grower, chicken herder, writer, artist
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Grilled tomatoes with mozzarella, corn on the cob, wild spinach
Currently reading:
Proust, Dickens
Currently listening to:
Dead Can Dance
Web site I recommend:
http://shebringsmewater.wordpress.com

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At 4:52pm on July 20, 2010, Cornelia said…
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.

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