Meet BIG RED – our “impostor” in the hen house (see post below) who has turned into a really sweet addition to our California farm.”
While he is pretty cool with me – read: “the one who feeds him everyday” – BIG RED does find my husband’s presence somewhat of a threat (although sometimes I think it may be the other way around!)
Now that I have first hand experience on the subject of “chickens” the literal answer to the age-old question “which came first the chicken or the egg” is pretty evident - as our chicks are still too young to lay eggs and the eggs are definitely coming …and now that there’s a “rooster in the house” – apparently - so are more chickens! Ancient philosophers started the whole “chicken or egg” dilemma when pondering how life and the universe began…yet since the circular logic literally takes one around in “circles” the thought process is somewhat futile as one’s existence is naturally dependant on the other.
PS: The main identifiable difference between a hen and a rooster is their “comb” - which explains why it may be difficult to determine the difference between sexes in chicks since this part of their anatomy does not develop until they are a few months old…anyway, wish me luck with this brood – the next few months should be very interesting indeed…