I kept asking everyone I knew who has chickens if they wanted a beautiful rooster. One that could be shown at a county fair. No takers. I was beginning to wonder if I would ever find a home for him. I was starting to get a little nervous. He had started to crow more and more and I kept waiting for the neighbors to complain. (Thankfully we have great neighbors and no one complained.)
Perplexed with my rooster situation, I decided to go relax at the local county fair. Going through all the animal exhibits, I met a lady with two baby goats. The goats were only three weeks old and I couldn't help visiting and petting them. I started talking chickens with the goat lady and explained my dilemma. She took my number and said she may have a friend who would want him. (I didn't hold my breathe.) A few days later she called, her friend wanted the rooster. Hooray!
|Fair lady's baby goats.|
|Step —Enter yard, making birds think it is snack time.|
|Step 2—Find your desired victim.|
|Step 3—Surround him, hunched over and arms spread wide.|
|Step 4—(Quick capture by customer), hand over bird to husband.|
|Step 5—Try to calm captured bird.|
|Step 6—Smile proudly, your customer caught the bird.|
|Step 7—Provide snack to calm other birds|
|Step 8—Keep giving snacks until birds forget their caged friend.|
|Step 9—Capture a bird on your own to prove you can.|
The only problem I have now is, I still have a new chicken crowing and can't figure out which one yet!!