8 Weeks

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Peanut, Tweetie and Briar Rose just wanted to let you know that everyone is having an 8-week-aversary this week.

All except for Pip, for is in his mid-20 weeks range now.

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But still as handsome as ever!

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This little guy here is Black Jack.  This is last week’s pic of him, but he’s my boy with the most waddle and biggest comb.

Since mid-week, he’s been trying to crow.

Since the first time I heard it, I’ve been trying to get a video of it for you all.

Jack is not cooperating and in fact, shuts up as soon as I turn on the phone.

He is a stinker.

Yesterday, however, his pathetic attempts at a crow drew the attention of our big rooster, Double Dots.   Dots has been contending with Pip (his son), for months now, but hasn’t paid much attention to the babies.

Black Jack’s crow, however broken and misformed it is, was taken as a challenge.  Dots burst into the coop and met the challenge with a hearty Rr-Rr-Rr of his own.

Jack croaked back.

Another Rr-Rr-Rr from Dots.

Another croak.

They challenged each other two more times before Dots bugled out three Rr-Rr-Rr’s in quick succession.

Poor little Jackie wasn’t sure what to say, so he went to the back of the grow-up coop and laid down.

Dots buck-bucked and went back outside, still content to be king of the flock.

I am still trying to get Black Jack’s “crow” on record, but he only does it when I am not prepared.

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The girls could care less about the testosterone contests.  It’s warm and there’s a nice place to dirt bathe.

Life is good.

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