November Newsletter 2020
“Rescuing The Rock”
I wasn’t so sure about adding a rooster to the small group of girls until a hawk glided by and almost snatch one of the sisters right in front of me. That was a spectacular moment! It was both beautiful to watch such an amazing creature up close and heart dropping because I love my chicken girls.
The other thing I noticed with my chickens is that the girls were having a hard time staying a collective group. Invariably one or another would be waltzing around alone and it just made me nervous. Rooster’s can help with shepherding the flock, keeping them in a cohesive group.
When I saw “The Rocks” picture on Facebook and that he was in need of rescuing, I knew he was my guy. His story is that he just showed up at a farm, probably dumped off by someone. The new guy was fighting with the resident roosters. If this young beautiful cock-a-doodle-doo didn’t find a home, he was going to be supper. He was unaware that he needed to be rescued and I needed help keeping my girls’ safe. We needed each other.
Not being a fan of Roosters, for good reasons (I’ve gotten chased by a few), it took a lot of nerve for me to go in his holding pen and fetch him, but I did and he was nice about the transfer to the crate. I made a point of talking to him on the drive home, letting him know that I had a nice piece of property and some young ladies that needed a nice guy like himself to be their rock.
Rocky’s been here a week and he is doing his best to impress the girls, while respecting me and William the pig. I suspect that William will always be the chickens favorite man as he is so pleasant, but the pig doesn’t go out enough or roam to the degree the girls need. “The Rock” can and will do his best to care for William’s hens.
There is the early morning crowing to adapt to, but when I have guests, I take my coffee to the garage and visit the chickens. It seems to curb “The Rock” from his vocal performance. The hens gather around me and William lumbers over to snuggle and get a scratch. As the girls quietly discuss how things are integrating, “The Rock” stands at a distance soaking it all in, looking so handsome.
At Crow Moon Healing, we do our best to rescue ourselves and others out of unpleasant situations.
Concerned about Covid
We want to assure guests that we are doing our Covid best during this time! I personally clean and disinfect bathrooms, light switches, door knobs, counters and tables between guests while also limiting guests to one small, related group, per level so that there is minimal exposure between guests. In doing this we are assisting guests in relaxing during these stressful times while doing our best to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Karen Mcintosh - Crow Moon Healing Owner & Operator