See? It’s not just me!
While I’m pretty sure they are trying to say this is a rooster, I’m don’t think it quite looks like one. The tail feathers are not long enough, and it’s just too plump. Combine that with the stance (the lack of neck being stretched out proudly), well, this is a hen, no doubt about it.
While we do currently have three boys (yes, you’re reading that right) that I’m working on rehoming, I stand firm in my belief that I have The Answer to the problem of sleepy teenagers. Indeed, while I admit that boys are
obnoxious loud, I still maintain that for all around perks and morning awareness, hens are the best.
I say this, because after having solid experience with boys, I am here to proclaim that said teenagers (and indeed, children of any age- clearly NOT the parents, but the children) become quickly adept at tuning out the orchestral cockerels. While the boys actually do give us a variation of the egg song when the girls go out of sight, it’s our girls that are consistently good with just the morning alarm; unless, of course, they are actually laying an egg. And then we get more singing.
So, you see, it’s not just me that knows that chickens make excellent alarm clocks. Y’all go get one! (and if any of you want my sweet boys, let me know! )