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Ginger The Greatest Rooster

  1. ChickadeeRanch
    Ginger was a Rhode Island Red rooster [​IMG]
    when we brought him home he fell asleep in my lap. The only way we could tell him apart from the other Rhode Island Reds is that he was lighter and much much louder. We always thought he was a just a drama queen but as he grew older we realized he was a Rooster[​IMG]
    One time when he was all fuzz he jumped out of his box and right into my icecream that was sitting on a shelf just above there temporary home he found this very exciting and chirped even louder [​IMG][​IMG] (which was deafening regardless of his mood)

    Ginger was also famous for his hairy eyeball as pictured below (One of him about 2 weeks old and another of him 2 years old)[​IMG]

    [​IMG]and his magic tricks - at parties he would not only be the center of attention by being passed around and just generally be charming (as all Roosters should be) he would also tolerate being set on his back on a flat surface with a jacket set atop him - it looked so funny with just his tail feathers and legs sticking out - it was a crowd pleaser!( but if her heard a door opening he would get up right away because he thought I was leaving [​IMG] ) he also crashed our birthday party and did chicken poo bingo...also very entertaining but it took awhile...

    Also whenever I had a snack for them I would bolt to a certain spot and Ginger would run as fast as he could towards me squawking as he did. Then when I got there he did not like eating things that had rolled on the ground so I hand fed him but often times his hens would steal it from his beak.

    Ginger was also always on the move one time he started dust bathing i watched him for about 5 minutes before he realized that his hens had left because he was hogging the dust bath area - he bolted out of there right away



    one time i came into the kitchen and there was ginger and hs flock so in attempt to get them out i started herded them out the door they came but apparently they found the floor quite slippery so now i'm stuck with crazed hens running ramped all over the house and Ginger is in the middle of it all making as much noise as he possibly could

    Ginger was sick for a couple weeks and eventually passed away of a heart attack last saturday at the age of 3[​IMG]it was the saddest thing - he was such a close friend

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  1. ChickadeeRanch
    It's hard to lose a chicken to disease, after much suffering but i could only imagine how much harder it would be to lose one out of the blue
    I am so sorry
  2. lillydaisy
    RIP I so sorry my Pekin Bantam chick drowned I cried for about1 1/2 hours she was about 2-3 weeks old:(

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  3. lillydaisy
    RIP I so sorry my Pekin Bantam chick drowned I cried for about1 1/2 hours she was about 2-3 weeks old:(:(:(:(:(:(:(
  4. ChickadeeRanch
    Thanks...Some people just don't get it, they say
    Your best friend is a Chicken?! With such a tone that just says It's just a chickens!...But it's not...it's a rooster (lol jk) it is truly your bff
  5. roostersandhens
    oh i am sooooo sorry you lost your rooster. you must have been crying for days :( if i lost my rooster i would be soooooooo sad i would be crying for weeks my roo is also my BFF i am sorry you lost your rooste you must be hart broken.
  6. ChickadeeRanch
    Thank you guys...But there has been another tragedy at the coop
    My favorite hen Ava died.
    Why do my favorites keep dieing?! I'm fed up! ;(
  7. ChickadeeRanch
    Well it's hard to say it might of been a seizure
  8. lclough1998
    So sorry for your loss, he had a great life and you had a great rooster! How do you know when a chicken has a heart attack? So glad he died in your arms, so sad tho!
  9. Marty1876
    I loved the story of Ginger. You had great pics too. Thanks for sharing his life with us.
  10. sophiesmith
    Oh, He was such a cute rooster

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