So this morning I did the animal chores so Tom could work on the baler. Here is our raked grass almost dry enough to bale.
We seem to have a good crop of barn swallow chicks this year. So the big news is that two days ago when I was at work, Tom found our second smallest rooster dead in the chicken pen. Apparently his head was heavily pecked and bloody. So he suspected that he was attacked by another rooster. This was a small rooster that had escaped when we were collecting the roosters to be butchered. He was small so I didn’t think it was worth the effort to catch hm so he was pardoned. Here he is in 2015,
Then yesterday while I was doing chores, the red rooster attacked our Little Man. That cinched it. It is one thing to be intimidating but another to kill fellow roosters. So we caught the red rooster and put him in the weasel proof pen. Here he is this morning in his last moments. He is our dinner tonight. I did say I’m sorry, for what it is worth. I know it is just his nature to fight, but we have a bunch of up and coming roosters, and we cannot have more carnage. Plus Little Man is quite important to us. It may be the end of an era as we have always had a red roosters from the same line. So now we will move on to other roosters.