Big Moe the Rooster!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by K-12 Chickens, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2010
    After multiple Cooper's Hawk attacks on the hens and pullets, my family finally conceded to my idea of a rooster as a protector and watchful eye for the flock (at long last!). After looking through Craigslist posts, I got this big guy on January 1st, an excellent way to start the new year! He's about 5 months old and I believe is something like an Easter Egger. As of right now, Big Moe is being kept in an enclosed run that I rarely use for the pullets, so everyone can get a good look at him (and so I can monitor his health; the number of chickens he originally lived with before I got him was only about five hens, and I have checked him over a few times now for anything abnormal; his living conditions looked very good).
    Big Moe has crowed (a lovely-sounding crow if I do say so myself) now and then, but will probably crow more when he is allowed to free-range with the hens and pullets. He has a good respect of me and has not once so far shown the intention to attack. When Big Moe sees the pullets walk by, he gets excited and begins to cluck and occasionally make a growling/purring sound, so I think he will be a good gentleman for the ladies. He also likes to "show off" feathers, pieces of snow and straw to the hens and pullets
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2013
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Nice, clean, healthy looking addition to your flock.
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Moe is a looker! And the news about him tid-bitting (that show of goodies and calling hens to 'em) is really good. He'll be great eye candy for your yard, as well as a good lookout for the flock.

  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    What a find! He does look clean and healthy and ready to assume his rooster duties.
  5. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 14, 2010
    Jurupa Valley, CA
    He isa HANDSOME fellow, you did good.... :)
  6. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2011
    If I were a hen, I'd want him to protect me ;) Handsome boy!

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