Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cock fights

"Rooster today, feather duster tomorrow" ~ Russian Proverb

Friday on the way to the pig pen our rooster decided to get cocky and attack the man. The man was carrying buckets of water and was not in a very good position to defend himself. Plus it was so unexpected. He has never displayed this behavior before but now he is a dad to three little chicks.The rooster's spur caught him on the inside of his right knee. He proceeded to dump a bucket of water on him and kick the rooster out of his way. When he got in the house he noticed there was blood on his pants leg. He rolled it up and there was a perfect puncture wound. He took a shower, ate dinner and we went to visit my mother in the hospital. Most of the ride is interstate but when he came off the ramp he found it hard to use his leg. He hobbled up to my mother's room but it got worse while visiting. The pain was running up his leg to his hip. I told him to go to the ER. #2 daughter went with him as I visited with my mom.

After visiting hours I went to sit in the ER waiting room. #2 daughter came out and said the nurses walked him to the car. When I got there, he explained that the rooster's spur had split the tendon. They had given him a tetanus shot and a prescription for Keflex. They informed him it was their first "chicken talon" attack! He told them to at least write rooster so it didn't sound so humiliating!
Living on a farm is never a dull moment.

2 comments:

Sandie Knapp said...

My Mother once had a pet rooster, a white Leghorn, and it was kept in a pen. I was visiting one day, and she had to go out for a Doctor's appointment or something, so I thought I would be helpful and feed and water the rooster for her that day. At the time I had a full head of bright red hair. So I opened the top of the pen, and put my head inside to look for the feed dish. The rooster took that as a threat and proceeded to attack my head. When my Mother returned home, she found her grown daughter hysterical, with ten puncture wounds around the head, and several needed suturing. I bet you know I learned a lesson the hard way that day! I never trusted another rooster after that, but one. :)

Your flowers are gorgeous and I have enjoyed seeing them, but I was too sick to actually comment at the time. Sorry for that, but I was enjoying them just the same.

Hope Mom is better soon.

Tam said...

OH NO and OUCH!

Still sending prayers your way.