Buckeye rooster


"Domestic: 1.of or involving the home or family, 2.enjoying or accustomed to home or family life, 3.(of an animal ) bred or kept by man as a pet of for purposessuch as the supply of food." dictionary.com

Our Buckeye rooster is a living example of this definition.  Exchanging the terms coop for home and flock for family, he tends his bevy with care. When on fresh pasture or when grains are thrown into the chicken yard, he investigates and clucks, calling to his hens to share the treats. Because he is cautous with his hens I have not had to trim his sharp spurs. From a human perspective his hens are healthy, hatching chicks to add to the flock and laying eggs to supply our table.