Freddie’s new companion, Ollie
Freddie, the bantam rooster on the left, has a new companion. Meet Ollie, another little rooster.
Freddie arrived a few days ago, and has been settling in nicely, although he has been a little lonely, and whilst he ventured into the extensive chicken pen, he soon changed his mind and ran away from Stanley, the full-sized rooster. That aside, he has been crowing regularly, scratching around the garden, and chasing Blake, my little black cat, across the garden . . . that’s when Blake hasn’t been sleeping in the sink or on the lawn mower.
Ollie was hatched in the same clutch of eggs as Freddie, although he was a little bit more difficult to catch, hence his late arrival. Since they knew each other, we immediately released him into the garden, and they spent over half an hour running and fighting. They weren’t aggressive fights, but play fights, a sign of two mates reunited. It was great to witness, and brought a smile to my face and joy to my dogs who watched them from their own pen.
Soon Freddie led Ollie to his temporary house, offered him a little of his feed, and they had a rest. Maybe now I can get back to work.