Ruler of the chickens

posted Oct 20, 2015, 10:05 PM by Heather Stovall   [ updated Oct 20, 2015, 10:12 PM ]
This is Compie and a few of his girlfriends. He often picks things up and drops them. Supposedly roosters will do this when they find something good to eat and want to share it with a hen, and sometimes they do it to lure hens over to them. I've only ever seen him do it with rocks and sticks. One of the hens ate one of the rocks he found, so maybe he was giving her a good rock for her gizzard. 

I named him Compie because he was always in the compost pile. I've had a few chats with him. I told him he's in charge of protecting all the hens. He's not laying eggs, so he has to earn his keep somehow.