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Rooster in Disguise

Pullets (and a young rooster)I woke at dawn yesterday to a rooster...duet?!?

That's right --- one of our white cochin "pullets" isn't quite a pullet.  Actually, I wasn't shocked --- two days before, I'd noticed that one of the "pullets" was significantly bigger than "her" sisters.  The young rooster is already growing a much bigger comb than his siblings.  And yesterday morning he started to crow in a choppy little squawk, mimicking the adult rooster in the next tractor over.

Guess that means our weekend plans will be a bit bloody....

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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