Chickens Stories from Our Nest

Missing A Friend

My heart was heavy today.  For some reason, I was thinking about Chocolate, the rooster that we rehomed this past Spring. I think a lot about him and see memories of him, like old movies scrolling through my mind.  I can still remember how it felt to hold him, his wiry neck feathers and his strong feathered feet.  His warm comb against my cheek.  I wonder if he is happy?  Does his family love him as much as I did?  Is he spoiled?  Is he alive?  Does he remember me?  Does he miss his old girls?

I used to have to hold him like a baby on his back and remind him who was the “boss”.


He was a gorgeous fellow that looked out so carefully for his girls.  We just could not keep him, as he took his job too seriously.  I waffled with the decision for months.  I did my best to keep him.   My experiences with Chocolate made me realize how much I truly do love these chickens as my pets.  I don’t think,even though I have tried, I will or could ever forget.

Photo Credit:  GLC

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