Rooster of the week!

JoCoKS

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My two roosters have 4 hens, I lost 3 to a fox and 2 to a hawk.
Yes I have pictures now. To get them in a picture I had to keep them a little farther back and sit back but they are usually right next to me because of the forest of Rose of Sharon bushes this is the best pictures my wife could take. I am sitting on the floor of my new coop I have been trying to build all summer. Since I am permanently disabled it takes me forever to do anything. The floor is insulated and so will the rest of the coop and have an exhaust fan like the old coop and heat. I was a professional architect so I design my coop to hopefully be a home to my Bielefelder family and their chicks. I am German so I hatched German Chickens. Big Guy (the largest of the 2) did not follow me up the stairs so I could get a picture of my Bielefelder rooster looking at me like he wanted to be invited into the house. When it is bed time for the chickens my smaller rooster comes up the stairs and raises a hell to get me to follow him down the steps so when he goes in the chicken coop I will lock the door. I am glad I did not get roosters like some I have read about that attacks the owner, as you can see they are very docile and they make me very happy.
I really did not want to have pictures taken of myself because I now really look bad and my posture is gone to hell since a drunk with a suspended license rear ended my SUV totaling it and as one of my doctors said of my spine, he destroyed the lower section. Since the accident 5 years ago I have gone thru 6 surgeries to fix my spine and #7 to put a pump in my back because I could not take enough medications by mouth to control the pain. My pain specialist is trying to get BCBS to approve of another surgery. YEAH! Another surgery.
I was in perfect health before the accident and in 55 years of driving I never caused an accident or got a traffic ticket.
 

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jsr5

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Lovely Birds I have added them to the list of birds for our coop. Along with copper Marans. I understand the happiness you can get from chickens. I too am disabled and it is my birds that make me face the pain and get up some days. Welcome btw and hope to hear more and see more of your lovely birds. Loved to hear the story of their bed time routine. Chickens are far smarter than they are usually given credit for.
 

ChemicalchiCkns

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I was a professional architect [...]
Oo, a RA with a stamp and lic# and every thing. I occasionally run across those, usually it is PEs all the way down. Which is fine.

Was that tapioca or rice Pudding? I have to only occasionally get Cosyshack because it is kind of addictive.
 

JoCoKS

Chirping
May 13, 2019
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Yes I have pictures now. To get them in a picture I had to keep them a little farther back and sit back but they are usually right next to me because of the forest of Rose of Sharon bushes this is the best pictures my wife could take. I am sitting on the floor of my new coop I have been trying to build all summer. Since I am permanently disabled it takes me forever to do anything. The floor is insulated and so will the rest of the coop and have an exhaust fan like the old coop and heat. I was a professional architect so I design my coop to hopefully be a home to my Bielefelder family and their chicks. I am German so I hatched German Chickens. Big Guy (the largest of the 2) did not follow me up the stairs so I could get a picture of my Bielefelder rooster looking at me like he wanted to be invited into the house. When it is bed time for the chickens my smaller rooster comes up the stairs and raises a hell to get me to follow him down the steps so when he goes in the chicken coop I will lock the door. I am glad I did not get roosters like some I have read about that attacks the owner, as you can see they are very docile and they make me very happy.
I really did not want to have pictures taken of myself because I now really look bad and my posture is gone to hell since a drunk with a suspended license rear ended my SUV totaling it and as one of my doctors said of my spine, he destroyed the lower section. Since the accident 5 years ago I have gone thru 6 surgeries to fix my spine and #7 to put a pump in my back because I could not take enough medications by mouth to control the pain. My pain specialist is trying to get BCBS to approve of another surgery. YEAH! Another surgery.
I was in perfect health before the accident and in 55 years of driving I never caused an accident or got a traffic ticket.
Yes I have pictures now. To get them in a picture I had to keep them a little farther back and sit back but they are usually right next to me because of the forest of Rose of Sharon bushes this is the best pictures my wife could take. I am sitting on the floor of my new coop I have been trying to build all summer. Since I am permanently disabled it takes me forever to do anything. The floor is insulated and so will the rest of the coop and have an exhaust fan like the old coop and heat. I was a professional architect so I design my coop to hopefully be a home to my Bielefelder family and their chicks. I am German so I hatched German Chickens. Big Guy (the largest of the 2) did not follow me up the stairs so I could get a picture of my Bielefelder rooster looking at me like he wanted to be invited into the house. When it is bed time for the chickens my smaller rooster comes up the stairs and raises a hell to get me to follow him down the steps so when he goes in the chicken coop I will lock the door. I am glad I did not get roosters like some I have read about that attacks the owner, as you can see they are very docile and they make me very happy.
I really did not want to have pictures taken of myself because I now really look bad and my posture is gone to hell since a drunk with a suspended license rear ended my SUV totaling it and as one of my doctors said of my spine, he destroyed the lower section. Since the accident 5 years ago I have gone thru 6 surgeries to fix my spine and #7 to put a pump in my back because I could not take enough medications by mouth to control the pain. My pain specialist is trying to get BCBS to approve of another surgery. YEAH! Another surgery.
I was in perfect health before the accident and in 55 years of driving I never caused an accident or got a traffic ticket.
 

JoCoKS

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May 13, 2019
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I wish I wore my big back brace that goes from below my waistline up over my shoulders in the back then down from my shoulders back down below my waistline in front because of how I looked in these pictures with my “destroyed lower spine”. I do not wear it when I go out to visit my chicken family since I cannot lean over to give my girls the meal worms, bread, scratch, chicken bones to clean off and this time of year corn cobs, tomatoes (my wife and I do not like tomatoes or ketchup but I grow tomatoes to give to my chickens), etc. I make sure they get fresh water everyday just like my dogs because my late father and best friend insisted I do it. He tend asked me if I wanted to bring day old water and I said no so that settled that.

I want to point out that my Bielefelder roosters are laid back because I hatched them here at home and raised them in an old baby bed I converted into a brooder. They could see me all the time because of the chicken wire I strung over the bars and they could look around because of the height of the plywood covered floor. When I cleaned the brooder I would take them out one at a time (like I had a choice) and set the little guy on the top of the brooder and we would have a nice father/son visit while I petted them. Then I would put them in an old dog kennel near by in their private chicken garden while I cleaned up the coop. When I would bring them back I would again pet them and talk to them before I put them back in the brooder.

The hens at my feet are Faverolles that I bought because they are supposed to be docile and I wanted a pet or two. They are a very sweet hens; I named the one Sweetie because when I was replacing cedar shingles my daughter’s dog ripped off of my home Sweetie would jump up on my arm holding the shingles and just watch. I regret getting them because they squawk all day long and they lay small eggs which my wife, the baking Queen does not like and she wanted the bigger eggs. So I bought Bielefelder eggs on eBay since it is impossible to find baby Bielefelder chicks any where and she wanted the bigger eggs, (large to extra large) and they do not make a sound all day long. The Bielefelder chickens are considered the “UBER” chicken partly because when they hatch you can tell if you have a future hen because of the chipmunk stripes down the backs of the hens while a future rooster has a white spot on his head.
 

ChemicalchiCkns

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If I self brood any more Chicks, I want to have a human height brooder, like yours. It will I hope be less scarey to the chicks, for me to reach from the side and not downward.
 

jsr5

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If I self brood any more Chicks, I want to have a human height brooder, like yours. It will I hope be less scarey to the chicks, for me to reach from the side and not downward.
It makes a huge difference. I only like to use the the top two levels of my 3 story brooder for that exact reason and top level is best and favorite.
 

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