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Roosters (again)
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Whizz    Posted 05-14-2004 at 04:50:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Saw the post about the rooster below and it got me thinking about this email I got yesterday:

Zeb was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young layers, called pullets, and eight or ten roosters, whose job was to fertilize the eggs.
Zeb kept records, and any rooster that didn't perform well went into the soup pot and was replaced.
That took an awful lot of Zeb's time; so, Zeb got a set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone so that Zeb could tell, from a distance, which rooster was performing. Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report simply by listening to the bells.
Zeb's favorite rooster was old Brewster. A very fine specimen he was too, but on this particular morning, Zeb noticed that Brewster's bell had not rung at all!! Zeb went to investigate.
The other roosters were chasing pullets, bells a-ringing! The pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.
BUT, to Zeb's amazement, Brewster had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.
Zeb was so proud of Brewster that he entered him in the county fair. Brewster was an overnight sensation.
The judges not only awarded him the No Bell Piece Prize but also the Pulletsurprise


tim in pa    Posted 05-14-2004 at 06:24:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
thanks for the rooster help! wife says our birds can't be stressed, they are livin' in the chicken hilton! and, no roosters to "bother" them. some ol'farmer neighbor says he used to caponize many a rooster for plumping up to sell for 4H, but he hasn't done it in awhile. he used to snip under the wings. a friend who also raises chickens for eggs has one rooster, who doesn't seem interested in the hens! i guess he would be the perfect rooster, as long as he sings in the a.m.. have a nice day!


bob ny    Posted 05-14-2004 at 04:56:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
good one


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