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Monday, April 19, 2010

oh, the irony!

A year ago on April 1st, with tongue in cheek and an article from the St. Paul newspaper about how parts of the city are zoned for chickens in one's back yard, I approached the management of our apartment complex with a request for a chicken. It seemed fair minded since we had lost our beloved dog and a pet would be nice. They said they'd get back to me.

Last week I thought I heard a rooster crowing in the area but dismissed it because its like an airport around here with the Canada Geese, a couple of Loons, ducks, blackbirds, etc. calling, fretting and warbling. Sure enough, there's a lone rooster roaming this residential area, kicking up dirt and crowing throughout the day. I caught him as he was making a hasty retreat from my camera yesterday down the driveway. He's a beauty!

And since he has a bright red comb he belongs in the annals of Ruby Tuesday.

11 comments:

Snap said...

Too funny! No news on YOUR chicken??? Looks like she could have date with this fella. ;D Then you'd have more than one chick. ;D

clairz said...

I hope you have seen this website: The City Chicken . I especially love the pages on chicken tractors and hen houses.

More and more people are finding that backyard chickens make great pets. We had a flock for years and are toying with the idea of getting some more. They are so much fun to watch and the eggs are beyond great!

Daryl said...

What a fabulous catch!

Willa said...

for some unknown reason, your second photo is not showing in my part of the world but I see the chicken above and it's red crowns. :)

Jew Wishes said...

I love the vibrant red illuminating the beautiful photos.

Carletta said...

A free range Rooster. :)
That is too funny.

I see we both did poultry this week, you a chicken, me a turkey. LOL :)

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Yes, that is a very handsome bird! As long as it avoid cats, foxes, dogs, cars, etc., it'll probably do just fine for itself until winter. My city (Spokane) DOES allow chickens in residential areas, but no roosters.

Pietro said...

Beautiful Ruby Tuesday post. Nice pictures, the second one is fantastic!

claude said...

Very beautuful rooster, Noni !

Greyscale Territory said...

A fun post! Not sure I'd be running around trying to catch a chicken though! Love the vibrant markings on this one!

Patti said...

I"m glad you caught this good-looking guy. What a funny story!

Happy belated Ruby Tuesday. ;-)