Our Buff Orpington Rooster had been sharing home with our boy in charge Roger for several months now. It was all going well with Roger looking out for Oscar and protecting him.... Until.... Oscar grew up!
We always knew this house arrangement wasn't going to last and Recently Roger started.chasing Oscar away from the girls and the food. His way of saying "you're all grown up now, go find your own girls!"
So Oscar started doing the rooster dance for me and finding me food... Thanks but no, I don't want a worm and a seed!
It was time for Oscar to move to his own home. We started building him a temporary home until we get time to make a proper pen in the spring.
But Roger must have had enough and a couple of days ago we found Oscar sitting sadly in a corner of the coop. All sorts of sinister thoughts came to my mind, but luckily, on closer inspection it appeared that only his pride had been wounded.
So in came Oscar, to spend an afternoon of TLC in the warm house for treats and vitamins, while we completed his pen.
The next morning Oscar joined a few of the girls in the new coop. Immediately, he started behaving like a rooster, calling them to food, crowing and flapping his wings. He knew these were HIS girls, not Roger's anymore.
Meanwhile, the little Maran girls have also grown up, so they moved in with Roger's flock.
One thing I really like about Winter is finding our llamas with frost on their backs in the morning. Their fleece is about 10 cm thick so they don't even know it's there and it just looks great!
Jamie is not really bothered by the cold either, though he does come to claim his warm brekkie every morning... and he just practices his increasingly showy display as his feathers grow.
Born and raised in Italy, travelled a lot and lived in Singapore and Spain