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!


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

  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

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

  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.

  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!

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

  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!

  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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