The Fuzzy-Butt Thundering herd of Wisco

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by AJ666, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. AJ666

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    Its high noon on the rambling prairies of Wisconsin, and if you pause to listen for a moment, you can hear it. It starts as a low hum, the you can hear the indevidual four-toed foot beats on the lush ground. Then they come into view: seven colorful, glorious birds thunder their way up the hill. They are moving on to greener pastures.
    Leading the herd is none other than the famed and feared "Little Roo".
    His tail feathers have grown long. They swirl around in the warm summer breeze. He has a comb worthy of much respect. His silver feathers shine and seem to glow in the suns rays. His ear muffs have grown to puff out gloriously, making him even more grand looking.
    His spurs are 2.5 inches long, and razor sharp. His beak could tear leather apart.
    This is the bird that people cant look away from. This is the bird predators stay far away from. This, is Little Roo.
    He leads his six girls around the prairie, always keeping them happy and safe. They adore him. They are his whole life.

    And so they rest, in the cool shade of a large oak tree. He makes sure everything is in order and everyone is happy before he settles down to preen himself. All of the sudden a yelp erupts from over the hill. It is none other than a starving, lone coyote. And he has an easy meal in mind as he sprints right for a hen. Little Roo acts immediatly. He makes a bee line right for the animal. He strikes him in mid air, sinking his spurs into the soft underbelly. His beak tears away at fur. A howl of pain, and the coyote is running back to where it came from. Roo continues the chase until the danger is out of sight. Then he crows. The magestic sound echoes throughout the plains. And the whole world knows that this bird is not to be messed with, nor his heads.
    And all is right with the world.
    Just kidding.






    And now, for the real story.


    It is a boiling hot day in rural Wisconsin. The grass would be fried if not for the way-too-much amount of rain that has fallen. It is morning, and dew has just evaporated. If you stop for a split second, you can hear it. Peep! Peep! Peep! Peawk!
    You can hear their gangly one month-one week-feet speeding up the hill from their coop.
    You can hear the "splat!" as a chicken lets out last nights dinner in the form of a brown, horrid smelling blob.
    And then they come into sight: seven ratty looking hungry chickens who are currently going through puberty, as you can tell by their noises.
    They still have chick fuzz around their necks, giving them the appearence of two legged oddly colored lions. Their new feathers are untameable, sticking out every which way. They have food all over their faces, as they have not yet learned how to eat without getting messy. . Overall, their appearence is just laughable.

    Leading the pack, of course, is Little Roo. His dull grey feathers are about as long as a penny. He has a dark grey head,
    almost black, giving him a comical look. His spurs are about 1 milimeter long, and about as sharp as a pincusion (without pins) His comb is about 3 mm high, and a pink color. His blue feet are skinnier than twigs, and are often tripped over when running at full speed. Generally he is not a beautiful bird, certainly not the one he thinks himself to be!

    And so the flock settles down, under a swing set w/ slide that is no longer used. Their mom comes out of the huge chicken coop where she lives. Their mom is odd. She has no feathers, and no beak. She does not speak chicken talk. She is very tall! She gives the chickens what she calls melon. It tastes good. The pullets rush towards it roo walks and shoves them out of the way, then eats for himself. When he is done he poops on it, then walks to the box of sand, sits down, and dustbathes. The striped girl comes to sit with him. He pecks her on the head to tell her he does not wish for company. She squeals and runs off. He continues with his business.
    All of the sudden, a loud roar erupts from the huge blue chicken coop down the hill. OUt comes a big green thing! It travels up the hill, where it starts to eat grass and spit it out. The chickens have never seen anything like it. Roo is very alarmed.
    Is it a threat to his flock? He really doesnt care.

    Ive been interested in roos journey to man hood, and I decided to write it on here. If anyone thinks its a good i dea and I should go for it, just let me know please.
     
  2. Cattitude

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  3. True Grit

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    I love the selfish Little Roo even more than the heroic Little Roo. So true to life..[​IMG]
     
  4. artsyrobin

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    keep writing this is great!! and what a way with words!
     
  5. molly d

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    keep it up! that was great!!
     
  6. AJ666

    AJ666 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lets Meet my Flock First, they are all five weeks old now. Dont worry these names are not permanent:


    "Little Girl"- EE, she enjoys long walks on my shoulder, she was best buds with Roo the first week, but they have sinse drifted apart... she is the smallest of the EEs, second smallest of the whole flock. She is, in my opinion, the prettiest of the EEs. She was my original favorite chick, but now theyve kind of evened out.

    "Big Girl" Big Dark Brown EE, she is largest of all the chicks. When she sits down, she gets as wide as two of the others put together. Hilarious [​IMG] She is definetely not my favorite, but she is still pretty for her size, and she is nice. But she is the least calm of the EE's though Roo could beat her in that area...

    "Pacobean"- light brown EE, sweetest of all the EEs. Her name comes from two people: my cousin and my neighbor. When my neighbor met her, she called her paco. When my cousin met her a week later, she named her bean. I didnt want to hurt either of their feelings, so I called her pacobean, now PB for short. It could also stand for peanut butter, cuz thats the color of her head.

    "Red"- RIR, definetely not the prettiest chicken I know. Her color is pretty, but just her overall appearence... she is nice, but very hard to catch. She and the BO omelet are best buddies.

    "Domonique"- as the name suggests, she is a Domonique. She is the most beautiful, and the smallest. She used to be terrified of being picked up, but some love from mom helped her get over it. She is quite the sweetheart. She has no physical defects and shes so pretty, I decided to show her in the pair this fall. Heres hoping she wins [​IMG]

    "Omelet"- My brothers BO, she is scared of people and SO very hard to catch. Her feathers are beautiful and she is beautiful. My bro is showing her in the fair. She has the largest butt of the entire flock, so she has been chosen as the Fuzzy-Butt Thundering herds representative.

    And Now for the star of the thread:

    "Little Roo"- my one and only Rooster, he is an Easter egger. He has light grey feathers with dark grey edges. They are very pretty. He is growing a bigger comb now, and his tail sticks strait up in the air. He is very pretty.
    He does not care about the safety or happiness of his girls. He enjoys stealing food from right under their beaks, and he has no feelings for any of the girls. Of course, he is not yet old enough to. I am interested in how he will turn out.


    OK um I would love to post pics, I just took new ones. Can someone give this slow person detailed instruction for how to?
     
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  7. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just click on Forum FAQs.[​IMG]
     
  8. artsyrobin

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    look at the top of the page and click on uploads, then choose your file and upload it, it will take you to a page that has the code, copy and paste the lower line for the full size image and paste it in the post....[​IMG] can't wait to see them!
     
  9. AJ666

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    HORRAY!!! I finally figured out how to post pics on here! I am quite proud at the moment. Here are some personal portraits of the Fuzzy-Butt-Thundering Herd:


    Domonique. I caught the perfect shot of her yawning, I just couldnt believe it. Her tongue is a tad bit creepy though...
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    Strike the pose
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    Omelet the BO. She is the Kim Kardashian of the flock, if you know what I mean.
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    "Little Girl" The EE
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    "Pacobean" the EE
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    "Red" the RIR, I only got one shot of her before I lost my patience, she ust couldnt stop moving. So I let her go.
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    "Big Girl" the big EE
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    And now for the star of the thread! Little Roo! What a pretty Little Man!
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    Some snapshots...

    Here is little Girl after she escaped from the camera

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    The old dog kennel I put them in when they cant be free. They once were so small I couldnt keep them in there because they just escaped through the bars. Now they are so big they take up half the whole thing. I am thinking I'm gonna work on a run for them...
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    The no-longer-used-cause-kids-grew-up sandbox. I keep encouraging to make them dust bathe in it, but they insist on doing it anywhere but there, including in the grass...
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    Unfourtunately, this is their favorite hideout. Under our porch. Once they get under their you cant get them out until THEY feel like it. Ugh.

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    Omelet in the hide-out.
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    Big Girl in the flower garden
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    We used to have bats in our chimney. They are long gone but their poop remains. Here the chickens are dustbathing in it.
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    THanks for reading!
     
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  10. artsyrobin

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    They are beautiful, and you might find one of the friendliest will be Red, my RIR was real standoffish till laying age, now she follows me around! you could incorporate the porch as part of the run and coop area, thats what we did, course now i wish the coop was bigger, we were gonna get a few and now have 23...! love the roo, he is gonna be an awesome guy!
     

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