When it came time to put Casper back in for the night I could not get Gaston to go back in. He would have no part of it. He evidently had had enough of his women, the Buffs a beautiful group but very very needy. They love attention and especially his. He is a French Wheaten Marans and a beauty he has always been. If you look back at this link you can see the feathered feet he used to have before the hens pulled them out. They doted entirely too much on Gaston and I think maybe he just needed a break from them.
Coming up to see what daddy had in that bag
The very next day he became a tame pet that thought all we had to do was pet and feed him. Whew, we were glad to see him each morning because we had been hearing an owl every night and there are many predators out here.
Prancing around and around
Talking to Chuck
Hmmm This looks pretty nice and maybe he will come back and feed me!
That's as far as I go for now!
He became the back porch watch rooster.
The UPS driver would come and go quickly but still place the packages on the porch.
Gaston was a great watch rooster but not mean.
I missed getting a video of him running like wildfire each day to come up to the back door.
I did video him eating a bread snack.
The owl continued to hoot each night and Gaston ate and scratched all over 2 acres and into the next field over. He was so happy and then it happened. He decided to sleep and poop all over the back stoop. The owl had gotten too close to him and now the railroad line of trees was just too far away from his porch stoop. He was scared he'd be eaten and so were we. Back to the coop he was put and mind you that took some doing. Chuck and I worked hard to catch him!
He is now back in the coop with his doting, attention needing Buffs.
Well we are busy here trying to get some home repairs done and that is an effort since Hurricane Matthew construction crews, roofers and painters are pretty busy and tied up!
Whew and have you had to deal with your insurance company after such an event?
I will be so glad to have the house normal again!
The days and nights are getting a little colder now so I can feel hibernation coming on.