Pretty nice to keep a rooster too. He stands guard for predators and generally rules the roost. But once in a while you see a rooster who has blood in his eye. He picks out a hen and hounds her right into the ground. He pulls out her feathers and then tries to claw her to death.
The good part is that if you get him early, he makes pretty good soup. The hens love you and order is restored to the flock.
Dumplings are awesome with a good portion of rooster.
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