Sir Rose finds his voice

Sir Rose, the rooster who was known as Rosie until the morning he began to crow, while living with a family with close neighbors, has finally become secure enough in his new home, with us in the country, to crow for us. You can watch the video of him by clicking here.

The story of his introduction to us is here.

I am not sure he's engaging in other roosterly duties besides crowing, although he does seem interested in keeping track of the hens. Even if the hens are laying fertile eggs, none of the eggs can remain in the nest long enough to hatch because the black snakes keep raiding the nests and stealing eggs.  Perhaps hens normally have chicks in the spring, when the snakes are still hibernating.