We had no idea what to do with these two boys. Enter Judy Morris, aka, designer coop builder, who kindly offered to take the roos off our hands in exchange for a pair of lovely young hens: "Happy Feet," the little black Cochin Bantam pictured here, and "Stardust," a beautiful Polish/Barred Rock cross. And so, the very next day, we brought home these petite, feathered treasures. Problem solved.
Brie named them, of course, and has been an attentive "mom" to her new babies ever since. As for dear Mirabelle and Chrysanthemum, what fate has in store for them is uncertain. As long as they stay pretty quiet, Judy might be able to keep them, but if they get noisy, as most roos do, they will become dinner for a neighboring farmer's family. Such is the short, tragic life of a rooster.
Fare thee well, Mirabelle and Chrys. Just "follow the light" to that great chicken coop in the sky. Greetings and salutations, Happy Feet and Stardust. May you lay many eggs in your lives at the Beller "farm."