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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

White Lightening

Hey friends this is Melissa, today I am excited to introduce a new addition to our flock.  Since our rooster named Little disappeared a few weeks ago our hens have been in need of a rooster's protection.  Aunt Angie was once again kind enough to give and deliver a nice young rooster to us.  When she brought the rooster out to our house our girls were napping.  We put him in the coop, and then after the girls awoke we sent them out to check in on the chickens.  They were pretty surprised to see a big white rooster in the chicken coop.  An even more surprised look came to their faces when Aunt Angie told them his name...  White Lightening!
White Lightening

When White Lightening first arrived our hens were less than pleased.  Our hens must be a little rough around the edges, because they made life miserable for the poor guy.  He was definitely "hen pecked", every time he even looked at the food they were doing just that.  We have had more snow, so the chickens have had to be in close quarters to stay warm and safe.  This has forced them to accept White Lightening as their rooster.


White Lightening's breed is a Light Sussex.  He seems very docile and easy going.  I have been able to handle him without much resistance on his part.  It will be interesting to see what he thinks of Ella, Emma, and Eva.  The weather has been so cold that they have not been able to do much "playing" with the chickens.  As soon as it warms up they will be outside loving on him.  I sure hope he is ready!

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Melissa

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