A poultry story from one of our customers:
My aunt and uncle raised thousands of chickens over many years. They would gradually cull the roosters from the flock and save those for personal use when they got big enough to butcher. The hens were being raised as layers.
One of the roosters became sort of a family pet and he was named Stanley.
My cousin started teasing Stanley by mimicking his crowing. He actually got very good at imitating the sound.
This, however, did not impress Stanley.
The rooster took this crowing as a threat to his backyard kingdom. To defend his honor and his yard, Stanley would chase anyone that came within 100 feet of him.
Visitors to the farm were more afraid of Stanley than they were of the family watch dog!
You always made a point of looking around to see where Stanley was before getting out of your car or walking from one building to another. While I am not aware of anyone that got attacked or hurt by Stanley, he made it clear that he was not to be trifled with.
I don't remember what happened to him or if he eventually became dinner, but I do recall a lot of folks were relieved to hear of his passing.
We enjoy hearing stories from our customers about their livestock experiences. If you have a fun, funny or heart-warming story to share, share it with us!