My stupid cockerel Casper, the silver Lakenvelder, just snuck up behind me as I was bent over washing out the chicken waterer and flogged me No blood or scratches, as I really think he flapped hard against me more than anything else, but it did hurt a bit. Stupid little pea-brained *&%[email protected]#. I am battling a bad headache and that was all I needed to send my blood pressure higher. I chased him, kicked at him (missed), and finally connected with a big stick, but that's all I have the energy to do right now. Casper is going to have to learn that being handsome does not give him a reprieve from the crockpot. I have 4 other boys who don't try to challenge me. Yet. At this point I am ready to throw in the towel on this whole chicken deal- 31 pullets who aren't paying us back in eggs and idiotic roos who want to be buttheads. Please tell me I am not the only one who has gotten to the point where I have HAD it. Thanks for letting me vent.