Skunk beat up by Rooster! Other rooster faints! Nugget meets ice.....

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  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    There was an unusual amount of noise in my yard early this morning, so I went out to see what the issue was. Blue Rooster was in the middle of the front yard having a "stare-down" with a skunk! He had his feathers all ruffled and was doing the "Rooster dance" at the skunk.
    I went back in to get my pistol and when I came back out Blue still had him at bay.

    As I walked down my steps, it was 51 degrees,,, I was in bare feet and my nightie,,, and not a happy camper. I was trying to decide how to either scare off or shoot the skunk if he went for Blue before I could intervene. I never got a chance.

    Suddenly Nugget woke up. BIG Nugget,, the dinosaur of roosters, had been disturbed. Nugget does not like to be disturbed while asleep I should mention.

    Nugget stood up on the chain link fence, cocked his head and looked at Mr. Skunk. Then he jumped off the fence and walked into the yard behind Blue Rooster. Blue was concentrating on Mr. Skunk and didn't see Nugget. Nugget stopped right behind Blue, shook out his feathers and suddenly all the hackles on his neck stood up, his wings fluffed up, and he let out a sound something like a Velociraptor might have made, it scared me too! Mr. Skunk turned and ran and Blue,,,, welllll,,, Blue fainted. I'd never seen a chicken faint before but he hit the ground like a ton of blue bricks. It only lasted 10 seconds maybe and he popped back up, but I wasn't sure whether to laugh, cry, or what.
    Mr. Skunk ran across the road and sprayed the neighbors two dogs. Nugget unfluffed and walked back to the fence, jumped up and went back to sleep. I would not want to be Blue Rooster in the yard this morning, I'll bet he's humiliated.

    Never wake up Nugget!
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2008
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  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Thats is to funny! I am glad nobody is home here because I just laughed out loud! They all ready think that I am nuts! Thanks for sharing! Way to go Nugget!
     
  3. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Wow! Is there a picture of Nugget on here somewhere? I have to see this bad boy. [​IMG]
     
  4. Laffindog

    Laffindog Out Of The Brooder

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    Ooooooooohhh, this CRACKED me up!!!
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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  6. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i think i need one of those Nuggets! He sounds awesome!
     
  7. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008
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    oohhh How funny!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] Good boy Nugget!!!
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    ROFLMBO! OMGosh! That is the funniest story I've heard in a long time, LOL. Thanks for the laugh!
     
  9. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I wish Nugget would show interest in one of the bigger hens, but he loves little Woo and even though they can't "do" anything he won't cheat on her!
     
  10. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Quote:Most welcome, I just wish I'd had a camera instead of a gun! oh, and shoes so I could have checked poor Blue but I didn't want to dance barefoot in chicken and duck poo.,
     

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