We are often asked how our Barnyard animals handle the cold weather. This most definitely can present a problem. Ideally, companion animals such as dogs and cats have access to a nice warm house, but this is not so for livestock.
Our dominant rooster, Wilbur Orville Wright aka WOW, perches on one of the hay feeders watching over his flock. WOW is a benevolent leader and very protective of the hens. He has readily accepted our other rooster, young Henry, into the flock as well.
I am always amazed by the perception, understanding and compassion that the animals show each other. These are not terms that are necessarily widely accepted by certain factions of the animal community. I have heard over and over again, “don’t anthropomorphize”, which simply means animals don’t have the same feelings and emotions as humans.
I got a phone call from my neighbor informing me Harley got out of the front duck area twice yesterday. Now, Harley is usually content to stay put with four of her Pekin buddies, but breeding season has started.
Captain Jack is sporting a new featherdo – LOL. There is no rhyme or reason to his unusual feather growth. Captain Jack is one of our more colorful characters screaming with excitement whenever the mood strikes.
- Alexandrine Parakeet Will Be Calling Our Rescue Home November 6, 2014
- Batwa’s Story November 9, 2014
- The Very Handsome Henry December 18, 2014
- Harley Enjoys a Morning Bath December 16, 2014
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