A lovely rooster

by Jon White

Just wondering if anyone has had this experience. I have this Pekin Rooster. He is a real character. The kids bring him in the house and can even sit him on the dog's back. However, this is the thing that amazed me most about this rooster.

We bought 6 Australop chicks from an auction. They still had their downy feathers and probably needed artificial heat. However, we took the risk and put them in a smallish cage with our super-tame Pekin rooster. Anyway, the amazing thing is that he actually sat on the chicks all night - just like a mother hen would. He continued sitting on them each night until they got their hard feathers.
Has anybody else had this experience? We thought this was so lovely.

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