Sunday, July 5, 2009

Very Fussy

I've been up since about 5:30 A.M. Up with the roosters you might say. Our dear hen Fussy is getting in touch with her (or his?) gender identity, and presenting more like a rooster than a hen. The behaviors are manifesting as early morning crowing which sounds exactly like the "cock-a..." without the "doodle-do." Have any of you heard of this?

I haven't.

I want to be supportive, and sensitive to him, and yet it is so loud and early, approximatly 5:30 A.M., that I feel terrible for our neighbors! I expect a knock on my door any minute, or even shouts of outrage any moment now.

I've tried shusshing him, feeding him and giving him nasty looks during his early morning salutations, but so far he won't stop until he "crows" for between five and ten minutes.

Ak! What am I gunna do?

(Since I was up so early I played around on the computer and put together a new banner. Tomorrow, maybe I'll make chicken stock?)


Pat said...

Maybe she is trying out the song "I am woman, hear me cock-a-doodle-do" and has forgotten the lyrics.
Love the new header.

Jen N said...

chicken stock sounds great.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Love the new header and good luck on the chicken stock! Neighbors might not be bothered because it is a natural sound, as a train, birds chirping...rather than an alarming shocking sound.

Wendy said...

OMG, that sounds like a huge bummer. Do you actually get out of bed that early, yikes......

patrice said...

Are you kidding Wendy? No, I don't get up that early unless forced.