There once was a rooster named Karen

Flybum

Chirping
Jun 1, 2019
21
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Meridian, Oklahoma
There once was a rooster named Karen. He was flashy, proud and daring. He took care of his gals and they were the best of pals, ensuring they were fed and not barren.

He attacked me, the kids and my wife, so I ended his life. A fine dinner was he, stuffed full and cooked gleefully for all to enjoy, for no longer a punk was he.

BTW....I really did like him, as a pet and as dinner. We kept one of his long tail feathers in remembrance.
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FoodFreedomNow

Crowing
Aug 11, 2016
2,626
2,569
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KY
Karen was a handsome rooster! Too bad he became a jerk - since I hatch (often), I understand what a difficult decision culling can be. Unfortunately, I have yet to reform an aggressive rooster...and even the bad boys are delicious! Enjoyed your verse, too. 😁
 

Flybum

Chirping
Jun 1, 2019
21
106
56
Meridian, Oklahoma
Karen was a handsome rooster! Too bad he became a jerk - since I hatch (often), I understand what a difficult decision culling can be. Unfortunately, I have yet to reform an aggressive rooster...and even the bad boys are delicious! Enjoyed your verse, too. 😁
Thank you. Karen was a freebie and so is his replacement, Bruce.
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A friend bought some chicks from Atwood’s and turns out they were bantams and Bruce was a bantam Cochin rooster. So now I have a Bruce. He’s pretty cool. Likes to get in the truck with me. I just hatched some Black Sex-Link roosters, an EE/Buff Orpington rooster, and a couple of Bruce crosses. All the eggs were gifts from a buddy of mine except the Bruce babies.
 
There once was a rooster named Karen. He was flashy, proud and daring. He took care of his gals and they were the best of pals, ensuring they were fed and not barren.

He attacked me, the kids and my wife, so I ended his life. A fine dinner was he, stuffed full and cooked gleefully for all to enjoy, for no longer an a**hole was he.

BTW....I really did like him, as a pet and as dinner. We kept one of his long tail feathers in remembrance. View attachment 2015516View attachment 2015517View attachment 2015518View attachment 2015519View attachment 2015520View attachment 2015521View attachment 2015522
His eye look and demeanor said it all, roos can be good, but mostly bad!
 

EggSighted4Life

Crossing the Road
Apr 9, 2016
12,220
15,339
762
California's Redwood Coast
There once was a rooster named Karen.
Love the poem! :highfive:

Karen... technically looks to have been a cockerel and not a rooster. But according to your poem, he wasn't bright enough to recognize the humans as part of the picture and would have likely made a terrible roo for a family with kids. Good for you for taking action! :drool

Please forgive my concern... but you might want to stop bringing in birds from elsewhere... free or not... the cost could be your entire flocks health and the heartbreak of your dear family watching all their feathered friends suffer from an illness or disease that had not yet presented at their current home.

Best wishes! :)
 

Nats Chickens

Free Ranging
Jun 20, 2018
1,239
10,468
582
NSW, Australia
My Coop
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There once was a rooster named Karen. He was flashy, proud and daring. He took care of his gals and they were the best of pals, ensuring they were fed and not barren.

He attacked me, the kids and my wife, so I ended his life. A fine dinner was he, stuffed full and cooked gleefully for all to enjoy, for no longer a punk was he.

BTW....I really did like him, as a pet and as dinner. We kept one of his long tail feathers in remembrance. View attachment 2015516View attachment 2015517View attachment 2015518View attachment 2015519View attachment 2015520View attachment 2015521View attachment 2015522
Was Karen meant to be a hen, with a name like that?
 
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