Wednesday, February 25, 2009

ARRR! Matey!

This is one of our Ameracauna Roosters - we'll call him "Captain Bligh" - the names have been changed to protect the guilty....



At any rate - "Captain Bligh" is missing the lower half of one leg. I don't know what happened for sure but, I do know that he - and his cohorts - like to hang out in front of the walk in door on the south side of the barn. It is usually about 20° warmer there because of the barn tin and the concrete sidewalk.

There have been a few times where I have opened the door from the inside, and ran into a chicken with his leg caught under the door.

While, I'm not SURE the good Captain fell "afowl" of the door, I can take a guess that he did. I have seen him hanging out there several times.

He seems to hop around ok, and gets enough to eat. He spends his days watching the others scratching around, but is doesn't seem to bother him.



My "burning" question is:

Should I BBQ him, or his he a good candidate for a peg leg (maybe a Long John Silver's Peg Leg......)? Do I need to teach him how to walk again - or is his goose cooked?

Can I save him, or is it time to "Wark the Plank"? I don't know about the "drawn" part, but I sure can "quarter" him.....

Ok, I'll stop....

I just figured I'd ask before I caused a mutiny, or something, in the hen house.....

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    Do you like true stories I do that's why I'm singing this song
    A song about one legged chicken who lives in the straw on the floor in my barn
    I remember the day she was hatched out the vet came to see her and said
    She has only one leg she'll never grow up he said that chick would be better off dead
    I said no let's just let her keep growing we'll just wait and see how she gets
    Before very long she was hopping and pecking and chasing the bugs with the rest
    And now she is a beautiful chicken though she has only one leg
    When I go to see her each morning she hops from the nest and she leaves me an egg
    And she cackles
    Do you like true stories I do that's why I've sung you this song
    The song about the one legged chicken who lives on the floor in my barn

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