Roosters and Chickens - Cockadoodledoos as Pets
Rooster Ad in Sparks Magazine
The Sparks Magazine comes with our electric bill and has member advertisements in it, and one such advertisement, instead of your usual free kittens ad, was an ad for a LIVE RED ROOSTER.
So, immediately, I ponder. Wouldn't it be cool to have a live Red Rooster strutting about our ten acres. Waking up at the crack of dawn to Ook ook ook oook oooooo....
But, there are problems. We have a dog that is death on anything that breathes. Of course, the dog is slowing down in its old age, since if it chases anything for any more than a couple yards, it has a stroke and tips over.
We have a large cat that wanders around our yard. It's also death on anything that moves. Chipmunks, birds, you name it. Since we have bird feeders by our front door, the cat will perch on the side of the feeder waiting for a bird to swoop in. Yes, my cat will eat any bird that enters its mouth. My cat knows no boundaries.
I can just imagine that a LIVE RED ROOSTER would either be able to stick up for itself, or it would just become a statistic.
My Husband's Birthday Gift to Me
Chicks and Coops
Even something so simple as chicks would be difficult. We did see a really cute chicken coop on a garage sale this weekend. Yes, there have been signs everywhere that have been whetting our appetite for growing or raising chickens.
The garage sale coop was $50, and I'm inclined to believe that the Saturday, half price offer may have been accepted, but we didn't push the issue.
I saw three heat lamp bins of small chicks at our local farm store. So tempting to purchase some, but again, they'd last two point two seconds with the cat. The dog, maybe, but chicks are so trusting...
This is where the debate comes in, in raising bees or chickens. You know, in any circumstance, bees can take care of themselves. Well, unless the previous dog we had was still around, then, there'd be less bees, of course. We watched that dog rip into a rotting tree that had tipped over and he ate the honey combs that broke out of the hollow. Bees and all. Crunch, crunch, crunch.