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!
See Cluck make himself at home in the coop: