Monday, August 30, 2010

A Very Sad Tail

This is the tale 
of a very sad tail.

Or perhaps I should say this is the tale 
of a missing tail.

My poor rooster, Rod Stewart,
who, until now, was such a handsome "dude"....

Sadly, though, this is what he looks like now...

I am not sure what has happened to poor Rod.
Could this be the result of molting?
Do I have a tail puller in the henhouse?
Does he have a nervous condition?

I just don't know.

His rump is a bit naked...


Unsightly, actually.

I noticed today that some of the hens are chasing him around now.

They say "turn about is fair play" don't they?
I suppose this could be considered fair play since
chasing the hens was always his favorite activity.

Regardless, you have to feel a bit sorry for the fellow.

I have come to the conclusion that I will avoid these wacky, fancy
chickens in the future.  There always seems to be something weird
happening amongst them!

8 comments:

  1. The poor guy... even though it does look a bit funny with that one feather sticking out...

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  2. I give you Dump Truck loads of credit for being downright Bold! Why? Can you just imagine - all the possibilities - for where this 'tail' could go if MTV gets hold of this story? LOL

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  3. Poor ROD..!!! Love those chickens..stay with them!!! Can't imagine what happened to him

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  4. I will take time to feel sorry for poor Rod after I stop laughing. Oh, that's too good. Thank you Bev for a great start to the day.

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  5. Oh my, Oh my, did you every bring a chuckle to me this morning. Yes, I do feel sorry for Rob, can you imagine being the macho man and now stuck with one feather!!! Yep, I think it is turn around is fair play!

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  6. He now looks like the big monster in Bugs Bunny. It's funny with that single feather.

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  7. Rod looks more like Foghorn Leghorn now than Rod Stewart with the bare rump and the solo feather sticking out! I'd guess a coon or dog got a hold of his tail and he narrowly escaped!

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  8. my girls and even rocky the rooster look pretty haggard now days. I think it is because of the heat here in east Texas. Hope so anyway because the heat has already started going slowly down. Good luck to Rod.

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