Steele's First Day with the Ladies

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by theoldchick, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    He was a bit shy at first:


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    He adjust his feathers:

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    And manages to peer at his surroundings:

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    And gains enough courage to step out:

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    He helps a hen with a bit of food:

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    He is immediately challenged by Little Sister and her second in command:

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    He bows in submission:[​IMG]



    The second in command makes her position very clear. Check out Steele's expression. He's been henpecked before.

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    After a moment of apology he steps out:

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    He watches the girls pick through the hay:

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    Very gently he picks at a head of lettuce:

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    He watches the sky for danger:

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    Little Sister gives him a quick preen. Observe her strong eye contact as he covers his eye with his third eyelid.

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    Slowly and gently he directs her attention toward food.

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    He avoids confrontation by freezing in place:

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    He eventually manages to move among the flock unchallenged:

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    He poses for a few more shots:

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    Real Deal Steele, truly a gentle giant.
     
  2. 831chickens

    831chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice pictures!! We are new here just learning the site!!
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Welcome to BYC! Thanks for looking!
     
  4. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm so happy you found another rooster to watch over your Jersey Giants. I just love your flock and love it when you post photos.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    He is Beautiful!! I'm glad he is getting along!!
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  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Your photos and narrative always take me right to the scene. Such a good boy, that RealDeal Steele. Steele!
     
  7. chickenneighbor

    chickenneighbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for posting such beautiful pictures.
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    He's an awesome rooster. This evening he couldn't figure out how the girls used the ramp and was terrified of the pop door so I found him sitting on a block out in the pen. I gently scooped him in my arms and helped him navigate the ramp. The pop door rattled his feathers but I gently insisted he go inside. Once inside I turned on the light so he could see. He saw the ramp and walked up when I nudged him. He was so surprised to see the hens lined up on the roost. He talked in his low voice and settled for the night next to a hen.

    Tomorrow I'll see if he can figure out how to get out! Bless his heart.
     
  9. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    He seems like such a humble, mellow fellow. I hope he'll be as good as Stan the Man.
     
  10. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    He's so awesome! He's almost like Stan! Not quite, but almost! I wonder if he will be like good ol Stan.
     

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