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My 5 year old son was very concerned that my New Hampshire Red Rooster kept attacking the hens. He said that he had to keep breaking up the fights and was afraid someone was going to get hurt. He pointed out what he was talking about and of cause I couldn't help but crack up and then I had to explain the chicken facts of life to him.

The kid will be so well educated before everything is all said and done.

-- Anita in NC (, December 02, 2001


Isn't it fun seeing the world through the eyes of a child?!

A few years ago when my son started school, he wrote a story about Elvis, our rooster, and Elvis's "fights" with the hens. His first grade teacher laughed so hard she cried when she read it, and passed it around to the other teachers for their enjoyment. Pretty soon everyone knew our kids were "farm educated." That one went right into the scrapbook.

-- Mary (, December 02, 2001.

Those are great stories! Thanks to each of you for sharing them. ;o)

-- Gary in Indiana (, December 02, 2001.

Yep, our sons think our roosters are big bullies. Asked me about it once and without thinking, my reply was, "It's the pecking order of life."

Aaaahhh, the innocence of youth- gotta love it!

Mrs G

-- Mrs G (, December 02, 2001.

My HUSBAND said he had to yell at the chickens because they were fighting. My son and I just looked at each other and started laughing. When my husband asked what was so funny, it was my then 8 year old son who told him the chickens were making babies.

-- Dee (, December 03, 2001.

We were driving down a country road many years ago and my then 3 year old son said "Look Mom, those cows are having a parade." His older sisters laughed hysterically. He even gets ribbed about that today at age 25.

-- Ria in Ky (, December 03, 2001.

When I lived in Miami I worked for a great couple. The company office was in their house. The secretaries desk was by the window. It was raining hard one afternoon and a big puddle had formed on the lawn. The secretary looked out the window and yelled to our boss, "Red, you have to go outside and brake those ducks up. One is holding the other ducks head under water trying to drown it!" She got beet red when he told her the ducks weren't fighting, they were making up.

-- george (, December 03, 2001.

When I was growing up I always thought the rooster got the hen to lay an egg by pecking her on the head.

-- renabeth (, December 03, 2001.

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