Why I love my rooster.

Stories from the farm.
March 30 2006 5:44 AM

Cock a Doodle Do

The story of Winston, the rooster who wouldn't die.

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The first day temperatures rose above freezing, I saw him march the hens over to the bird feeder, where he and the girls like to peck at the seed the blue jays scatter on the ground.

He is better, though not quite himself. Today he led the hens up to the pole barn, then back. He has a hearty appetite, a softer but persistent crow. He can't hop up on the high roost with the hens anymore, but he likes to sit on the perch Annie built for him. Perhaps he will make it through one more spring.

Jon Katz’s latest book, Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die, was published by Random House last October. You can visit him at www.bedlamfarm.com and http://www.facebook.com/BedlamFarm or email him at jon@bedlamfarm.com.

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