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Roosters and shorts

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by FlockEweFarm, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. FlockEweFarm

    FlockEweFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think my roo, "Strangle" has an issue with me wearing shorts! Now, I will admit, it has been a looong winter, and the glare off of my legs probably knocked out a few satellites , but my roo is giving me a complex!
    I dug out the one pair of shorts I own,( I am a boots and wranglers gal, even in an AZ summer), my old police academy shorts which are more holes than shorts they are soo old, and I threw on my crocs and I went out to muck out the coop.
    The hens cackled and went about their business, but Strangle kept following me around, and when I stopped and turned back towards him, he pecked my feet a few times, and then he pecked my shin, HARD! I squawked and jumped and he hopped away a little, and did his odd little crow that he does, and then he started acting all "roostery", by pecking the ground and throwing dirt around. He followed me all over the yard, and everytime I turned around, he repeated the process.
    I went in and put on a pair of lounge pants, and went back out, no more problem. What on earth?? I know I am pale, have knobby knees, and crocs are ugly, but either my roo is offended by my pale legs or he hates the shorts.[​IMG]
     
  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Floresville, Texas
    Did you forget to shave your legs????? I KNOW better than to ever do that with mine!!!! LOL
     
  3. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first though was that he was just showing agression. But the fact that he stopped when you put pants on just baffles me. I live in FL, so its shorts pretty much year round. Maybe someone else can offer more suggestions. I'd like to know myself!
     
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    My former roo loved painted toenails and blonde women. He hated flip flops.
    My flock hates my pink muumuu. [​IMG] My current roo stalks me when I wear it in summer and if given a chance will try to chase me away.

    Like men, roos have their own little quirks. [​IMG]
     
  5. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when you wear shorts he may not know who you are!
    i have a rooster that attacks my shoes if I wear white joggers versus the brown slip on boots that i normally wear...
    One day I checked on them while wearing a dress and the whole barn of chickens starting carrying on like I was there to murder them!!!.. lilchick
     
  6. FlockEweFarm

    FlockEweFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I think Strangle is just being weird. Tilt, my little crippled cochin had no issues with me, but Strangle may just be getting hormonal. I am not really a shorts person anyhow, and maybe that was his way of reminding me. When I went back out, he was fine with me, and except for a few pecks to the crocs, he just hung out near me like he always does, and even ate some feed out of my hand. I hope he doesnt get mean or floggy, I will have to get rid of him if he does, my son with Downs is just too easy of a target for mean roosters, the last heavy brahma I had, (named,"Buddah" of all things), hit my son with a flying tackle one day and knocked him head over heels. It was months before I got him to go back out into the yard, and only after I got rid of the rooster and told him that the chicken nuggets he liked so much were the rooster. He already goes out in the yard armed with a pencil or a fork,(hes only 3 ft tall), of course I could use a mean rooster and some creative story telling to get him to stop peeing in the yard perhaps...[​IMG]
     

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