Friday, February 11, 2011

Signs of Spring: The Rooster

In the winter, the rooster eats, drinks and hangs out with the hens. Some instinct, deep within him, makes him belt out the occasional crow. As spring approaches, his behavior changes. He becomes more protective of his harem. For the first time in months, I felt rooster nails on the back of my legs. It was a half-hearted attempt, and I just raised my eyebrows at him.

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