Archie Rooster: Goat boss!
This winter, two beautiful, young roosters, left the farm where they were born, and relocated to new homes. One is Jedidiah, who lives here, with my family. Jedidiah’s brother, Archie, went to live on a farm, just outside of our village.
Jedidiah has his own flock of chickens. Archie has no chickens. Instead, he has his own herd of goats and he loves them!
Lee Brown, a neighbor and close friend, told me how Archie has adapted since moving to Lee’s goat farm. He sleeps with them (they surround him), does his own version of grazing with them, and although he gets along with all of them very well, he even has a best friend that he spends most of his time hanging out with.
Both of the roosters are sweet-natured and easy to interact with, but Archie (with his goat bonding) has become quite protective of his four-legged, bleating friends and can get right rowdy when he thinks they’re being threatened.
The farm has more than one goat pen, and Archie knows which goats belong in his pen and which don’t. The ones who don’t can get him riled if they come too close to his goats’ pen, causing him to jump and rail at them, through the fence.
I wanted to visit the farm and see Archie’s new family for myself. I was thankful he didn’t deem me a predator and was a total gentleman. The last time I saw him was at my house, where I got to spend several minutes giving him a thorough petting before Lee moved him to the farm.
Many bird species are very smart and roosters are no exception, at least that’s so of the roosters and hens I grew up with.
Rather than have this post be all wordy, I decided to keep it short and provide you with a slideshow of Archie, his new digs and his handsome, goat family.
Archie and pals!
I lived away from the rural Midwest for many years. Although I loved the perks of city-life, and the wonderful family and friends the Lord saturated my life with, I always longed for the country life. When living in Fort Worth area, I spent as much time as I could in the Fort Worth Stockyards, just to be near the horses and cattle that are housed there to interact with the touristas, as well as patrolling and eventing.
Now that I'm back in the Midwest, I miss all my peeps, living in other states, but I'm so thankful to be able to be immersed in country life again. Excursions like the one to visit Archie and his herd are good for the soul. My thanks to our Marine for making it happen!
“But ask the animals now, and they will teach you;
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