Goodbye Mr.Clyde

Poor Mr. Clyde. 

We had to find a new home for him.  He just wouldn't let me in the coop anymore.

He was just doing his job.

It all started when I picked up Baby Renee and she squealed. 

He thought I was hurting her and came after me.  He just wouldn't stop and I ended up kicking him to get him to stop.

I felt awful.

From then on out, every time any of the girls made a noise when I was around or when Jay would pick one of them up, he would come at me with his feet and spurs.

Some people we met thru the farmers' market said they would take him.

He left on Saturday.

He's now on a real farm with cows, pigs and more than 200 chickens with only 1 other rooster to compete with.

Jay is very sad.  I am sad as well, but I couldn't keep hurting him to defend myself.

It's inhumane.

The girls are doing well.  Lucy Lou has stepped right up to make sure everyone knows what they can/can't do.

We'll miss the crowing.  We'll miss the excitement over sprouts, freeze-dried meal worms and scrambled eggs.

He'll have a good life.

He sure was a handsome boy.


Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Aww Staci that's too bad that Mr Clyde turned mean towards you. He's off to a good home though so at least you can be happy for him. Our Romeo is such a gentle fellow but our two geese have gotten that way toward me. Not so much Percy but Priscilla certainly would like to give me a good pinch or more if she could. I have a feeling that they are actually two males but I'm not changing names now! Anyway I carry a stick when I go into their side of the barnyard to push her back as she walks towards me with ner neck arched and bent down or head way up as she walks right towards me. She and I have had it out a few times! Anyway...we may end up finding them a good home in the future. I don't think it's worth having an animal around if you have to protect yourself when you feed them. Enjoy your hens...maybe one day down the road you could try another rooster. I would miss the crowing too. Enjoy your Tuesday! Maura :)

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks so much Maura. Maybe we will try the rooster thing someday. I keep saying "no more roosters" but I've also learned never to say never. I've heard that geese can be a little "testy". Not so sure I'll be adding them to my family.