Governor of the Chickens


August 18, 2011 by themommahen

Guest post by The Husband, written yesterday.


So we have a rooster that we are trying to give away. He attacked the 3yo and has “jumped” at all of us. We put a classified ad in a chat list for a free rooster. He had one week, and if nobody claimed him, he would be soup.

Tonight a hawk attacked our sweetest little bantam.


She is the kid’s favorite bird and they named her Angel because she is pure white.

As she flew to get away with a hawk digging its talons in, feathers flying, the rooster ran and attacked the hawk. The hawk flew away and Angel was saved.

As chicken governor, I am commuting his death sentence. The classified shall be withdrawn. So let it be written. So let it be done.


2 thoughts on “Governor of the Chickens

  1. Anonymous says:

    Now you know what roosters do and why they are so feisty…I’ve always thought a little feisty is good!

  2. Anonymous says:

    So I got to hear this story from a child and she tells it much better considering the shocked look on your faces and the immediate leap outside to congratulate that mean-a** rooster. I’m glad for Angel that he got the commute but keep those bats handy!!
    I must say he sure is a rockin chicken. How cool is that do?

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