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The Pauli Principle, named for Wolfgang Pauli, deals with atoms and electron-sharing that results in new, stronger bonds. Think 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen, a shared delectable (!) electron and VOILA! Water!

Similarly, when you prepare whole food to share with family and friends, especially foods you've grown, something amazing happens. Meals become tastier and healthier. Your soul, not just your stomach, becomes fulfilled. You live life more abundantly as a result. During a shared meal, the bonds that people create grow stronger and become something new: GREATER than the sum of the parts! I give you The Pauley Principle.

Monday, February 6, 2012


Our beautiful Speckled Sussex rooster is beginning to turn aggressive.  He has 48 chickens to protect and he's taking his job way too seriously. Early on, in order for Roosti-Roo not to think Chris was another rooster, Chris would toss him a little food when he entered their range, knowing that the rooster should not see him as a great big competitive rooster since no other self-respecting rooster would show up with feed!

The plan seemed to work for a little while until we began to see hawks in the area. Now, he's totally aggressive and seems to think maybe Chris is a giant hawk who dropped its prey in the pasture while he plans a terrible attack on unsuspecting hens.
Who knows how a rooster thinks?!

This is one of the 48 hens the rooster protects each day.

They crowd onto the roost at night now, all but 5 or 6 that seem to wait outside for Chris to bring them in to roost.  And he does. He simply talks to them, pets them, and carries them in to roost in their camouflage bedroom.  But just lately, Roostie has been wanting to flog him. Not a smart move for a tough bird who doesn't want to end up in the 
stewing pot!
If any of you have had to deal with aggressive roosters, can they be trained to be less aggressive? I think I need Chicken Whisperer!


  1. .....aaaah, I never bother trying to deal with them. It's just "off with your head" around here :-) I will be keeping a nasty one this spring until he fertilizes some eggs, and then he'll be gone. He'll be in a small pen with just his girlfriend. I can't trust nasty roosters that are free ranging here -- to many grandkids.

  2. Your concerns are the same as ours, Jean! (1)Grandchildren and (2) hoping to have some little chicks to raise. In the meantime, he could go back to the chick brooder. No point in taking a chance with him!