Breaking News! Chuck Norris fixes mean hens! All of us are finally getting some peace! Any time one of the ladies squawks from being pecked, Cluck is on the scene breaking up the fight, and sometime chasing down the perpetrator! All fights are now quickly put to an end!
If all the girls are starting to get out of control he chases every single hen back in the coop and then blocks the door so that nobody can get out. We’ve seen him block the girls for up to an hour until they calm down. It’s actually pretty amazing!
In the morning, Cluck also insists on getting the first drink of water and the first bite of food. If one of the hens tries to jump off the roost to join him, he chases her back up. When he’s done he stands blocking the doorway and allows the girls to start eating or letting them jump into the nesting boxes to lay eggs. Then, when he’s ready, he will move out of the way of the coop door and let them go outside.
A side effect of his militant attitude has resulted in the beaten up hens getting a break and feathers are starting to grow back! They look like long dark shafts at the moment but will soon open into glorious red feathers once again!
Yay Cluck! You not only have done your job, you are a miracle cure!
See Cluck taking control and then the calm that has finally settled the hens on their YouTube Channel:
The ladies have gotten so nasty to each other we decided it’s time to get a rooster to lay down the law and start keeping the nasty hens in line!
Meet Cluck Norris! He’s a Black Austrolorp mix. Young and beautiful! He also has a soothing cluck to his voice and we are able to hold him without too much trouble.
After we bought Cluck from a local farm we put him in the barn by himself to keep him in quarantine for 2 weeks. We will keep checking him for any diseases before letting him play with the girls.
Once quarantine was over Cluck was brought into the chicken run while the girls were stuck inside the coop. We wanted him to get comfortable with his surroundings before we let out the mean girls.
It didn’t take long for him to clue in there were hens inside the coop. He was acting like a teenage boy, listening to the door, posturing and making soft, intent clucking noises.
Check out the vid:
So we opened the door and out came the girls. It didn’t take long for the mean girls to run up to Cluck asking “WHO ARE YOU” and “What do you think you are doing here?!” Cluck quickly put them in their place. So much so all the ladies ran back into the coop!
See the mean girls fight with Cluck:
Cluck decided to take a stand. He went into the coop, drank some water, ate some food and sent all the girls up onto the roost or into the nesting boxes. He had officially taken control!
I can’t wait to see the changes over the next couple weeks!