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Stripped of his name.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by addiedunn, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. addiedunn

    addiedunn Songster

    Oct 12, 2008
    Martinsville, IN
    We have a GLW rooster we named Diesel. We named him that, in part because my husband and I both worked in a factory building diesel engines. (I've been laid off for over a year and the plant itself is closing in July, so hubby will be unemployed then also.) Anyway, we thought Diesel was a good name for him. Until we got a foot of snow dumped on us a week or two ago. It was his first snow and he was having no part of it. But then his need to roam got the better of him and he ventured out of the pen and proceeded to try and jump up onto a big pile of snow. When he sunk in it up to his butt, he froze. It scared him so bad he couldn't move. He was stuck in a snow bank. [​IMG]

    I bet he sat in it for 15 minutes, or as long as it took me to do the chores.
    He only got out when (after I was done with my laughing attack) I ventured close enough to lift him out. I don't think he wanted any part of my help, either. He managed to lift himself out on his own. DH got home that day and I had to break it to him that he's been stripped of his name. We just call him Roo, now. But we still love him.

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Aw, poor boy! Bet he was pretty cold. He's very handsome.
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work


    I have a "Diesel" of my own. [​IMG]
  4. jeanniejayne

    jeanniejayne Songster

    Nov 30, 2008
    Thanks for sharing that great story. Roo is a stunner, and ya gotta give the guy credit for ambition! [​IMG]
  5. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Songster

    Jun 4, 2008
    OOH! Pretty Roo!
  6. addiedunn

    addiedunn Songster

    Oct 12, 2008
    Martinsville, IN
    Thanks to all. He is a beauty. And a few weeks before that happened he and I were going through a little power struggle over who was the boss around here during the day. He has never been one for me to just pick up and hold, so I couldn't really put him in his place the way they tell you to. But I'm not so sure that walking around him and laughing like I was didn't work also. lol I even kept telling him I was sorry and that I didn't mean to... [​IMG] ... laugh. But dang that was funny. Then I would walk by and say stuff like, "not such a big man, now are ya? Who you gonna jump on now?"
    He's been sweet as he could possibly be since then.
  7. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    He is a very beautiul boy,

    You know he has now learned what happens with pride. lol.



  8. key west chick

    key west chick Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Wow, he's so pretty!
  9. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Funny story!
    What kind of netting is that roo standing on?
    Where did you get it.
  10. mksenoj

    mksenoj Songster

    Oct 12, 2008
    UpState, New York
    Nice story and sorry about you job situation.

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