Goodnight you bastard cock

8 Sep

I write this blog with a fair amount of trepidation as I am well aware that many of my readers are animal lovers very much like myself, but today was the last day in the life of “Bad Boy Biff” the nasty black cock that attacked our rooster.

Biff was a stray rooster who was intent on two things… ending the life of our rooster Rufas and then impregnating every single one of our seven hens. Biff parked himself outside our chook house and the hens couldn’t get in or out and there was no way Biff was going to leave. Have you ever tried to catch a rooster?

Biff left us with no alternative, but this story is not about Biff, this story is about what happened to Rufas. Rufas was timid, frightened and afraid but the moment Biff’s life ended he changed, he became cocky, confident and self assured; he was more like Biff than I could ever have imagined.

It’s amazing how becoming the “top cock” can suddenly change things… even for roosters.

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One Response to “Goodnight you bastard cock”

  1. Amy September 8, 2009 at 4:14 pm #

    There are some things that just need to be done Geoff and if you have tried other ways possible (such as catching Biff) to no avail then you can use the only option left to you – cause I’m guessing your brother didn’t want to sell up and move his chickens to a new location away from the bad boy.
    And in all reality the reason Biff was probably around was because of some other animal lover who ended up with a rooster or three too many when they let a chook raise a clutch but they couldn’t bring themselves to kill the roosters. So they took them for a drive into the bush and let them go to fend for themselves. So really you probably did Biff a favour….

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