My Rocky,   Ol’ Rocky Talky…everyone gets nic-names around here :) by NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri

My Rocky, Ol’ Rocky Talky…everyone gets nic-names around here :) by 

Digital Art Of My Rocky
REST IN PEACE, ROCKY….he had a good life.

Ol’ Rocky Talky…everyone gets nic-names around here :)

Most are not aware that a brood of chickens have the same nature as a pack of wolves…..My Rocky, has gotten so old he lost his pecking order this spring to Little Red…..and he just re-challenged little red a few days ago, and lost the fight…he is in pretty bad shape right now. I feel so bad for him, and I have him in the chicken coop, and hoping he will recover…..but nature must take it course.

Rocky is close to 9 years old now, and this could be his last summer :( I am sad…..but so far he is holding his own.
If he recovers, it will be so sad too, because he will not be allowed to be a part of the brood, and now has become an outcast.
(please note: I was not at home when this took place, cause I would have stopped the fight from going this far.
Seems Little Red picked his timing. But, it is the nature of things. My chickens do live in the wild, and run free, they are never penned up. Its all very natural)

July 18, 2011 ~ REST IN PEACE, ROCKY….
Rocky didn’t make it…..but…He had a good life……………
Most people think of chickens as dumb birds, but when they are in their natural habitate each one has their own personalities, and are very smart creatures. I will never be offended if anyone ever calls me a chicken :)) I alway got soo tickled at Rocky, he would watch over me while I was working in my flower gardens, warching for hawks, or any other danger that night be lurking about, silly bird treated me like I was just one of the old bitties! Hahaha…..Rocky live his whole life as a free bird

Image taken a few years ago…..

Barnyard Pals HDR my way, edited in GIMP2 :))) Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Little Red is in love with Lucy! tehe! Little Red is one of my younger just maturing rooster with his first hen following, he is so proud! The hens will have nothing to do with the roosters unless they provide well for them, and that means finding them great food to eat!
The roosters will actually find big fat jucie bugs, or better yet a frog, and call the hens over for dinner.

The Bug Patrol

My chickens are always on the hunt for that tender morsel of a big juicy bug, and better yet a baby snake, thats like STEAK for chickens! LOL!!!

Proust once said, The real voyage of discovery

Consist not of seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 4 years ago

    fine image great work Carolyn a fine looking fella he is:0)

  • Thank you Tina, we sure will miss him :)xoxo

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  • John44
    John44almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful portrait of the Rooster , natural colors and good details, very well done.

  • Thank you Mr John…..we sure will miss ol Rocky down on the farm :)xx

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  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yageralmost 4 years ago

    Rocky is still a very beautiful bird! I had not realized roosters can live as long as he has. Thanks for sharing his story with us, Carolyn!

  • Thank you Pat, it is amazing how long they can live…I have an old hen almost 10 and she is still going pretty strong, and taking this heat wave good, too. My chickens have a happy free lifestyle…..

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  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanalmost 4 years ago

    he’s a hunk!!

  • LOL!! :)) Thank you Jenny!

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  • RC deWinter
    RC deWinteralmost 4 years ago

    Nice image, I hope for the best possible outcome, Carolyn!

  • Thank you so much hun, I really appreciate that! I do too! i am feeling so sorry for poor Rocky right took me a day to find him…he was hiding out in the woods…but he’s in a safe place for healing now :)) Hugzzzz

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  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful Cock, great timing, The title should be As the Cock Crows. Excellent

  • Thank you Byron, yeap it could be title now that the Cock Once Crowed…poor ol Rocky didn’t make it..he was a good leader of the pack! I hope ol red make half the rooster Rocky was! He will have to prove hiself now for sure…..he has an upcoming Mr Bluebill, that will soon give him a run for his money so to speak! Hugzzzz

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  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazealmost 4 years ago

    The poor darling – but you’re a very kind owner and I’m so happy that they’re running free. He is still a beautiful chook and lucky to be living where he is.
    Cynthia :-)

  • Hi Cynthia, thank you…they are so easy to take care of when they live naturally…all I do is gather the eggs, make sure they have water, and toss them some grain each day to supliment their diet :)) They r a real joy, and love those fresh eggs :))

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    And what a fine fellow he is, wonderful capture Carolyn.

  • Andrea, Thank you kindly :)xx

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  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent shot

  • Thank you very much Chris :)xx

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  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 4 years ago

    What a lovely brood you have! Gorgeous images and lovely, but sad story to accompany. We can not be all places at all times. Nature will indeed take its course.

  • Thank you sweet Pamela, nature has taken it course :)) Carolyn

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