The Big Rooster Showdown

The first flock of pasture-raised chickens on Spring House Manor Farm are growing fast and enjoying life in the fresh air. Almost all of the hatchlings turned out to be female layers, but there were 5 lone male chicks in the flock who are quickly growing into handsome roosters.

IMG_0703Instead of leaving these gentleman to fertilize the eggs that will soon be laid for sale, the Bruscos are moving them to another pastured area. Easier said than done. Check out these fun pictures documenting the Brusco family’s challenging adventure in rooster wranglin’.

Tony on his way to round up some young roosters on moving day.

Tony on his way to round up some young roosters on moving day.

Not the most cooperative group.

Not the most cooperative group.

Abby joins in to try to corner one of the young gentlemen...

Abby joins in to try to corner one of the young gentlemen…

 

...but he had other plans in the form of a opening in the fence.

…but he had other plans in the form of a opening in the fence.

Sophia helps her dad contain the rowdy roosters.

Sophia helps her dad contain the rowdy roosters.

Alls well that ends well, and the boys are on their way to the other chicken pasture, away from the eligible bachelorettes in the laying group.

Alls well that ends well, and the boys are on their way to the other chicken pasture, away from the eligible bachelorettes in the laying group.

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