Daryl is gone. It appears that he was murdered by his son, Chicklet. Now Chicklet is spending every minute squaring off with Jack Bauer and it is only a matter of time. It broke my heart to pick up the lifeless body of Daryl yesterday and carry him to the burn pile. He arrived here several years ago with his Other Brother Daryl. OB Daryl died early of the disease known as "stray-dog-itis". This left Daryl in charge and he ruled until Jack Bauer arrived a little over a year ago.
You may remember that Jack Bauer challenged Daryl in a bloody but non-lethal fight and won. (That is actually how he got his name.) He became the leader of the pack at that time.
However a short while back Daryl and his son Chicklet (also son of Elenore Hen and brother to Mr. Gibson who is also a hen) planned a secret coo and toppled Jack Bauer's reign. Jack Bauer was banned from the chicken house and has been living with the goats since that time.
I had been watching Daryl and his son Chicklet battling around the yard for several days but I never dreamed their sport would end in Daryl's demise. Now the final challenge is soon to be underway. I fear that Jack Bauer might meet his end because Chicklet appears to fight dirty and Chicklet also appears to be the stronger of the two. However Jack Bauer comes to the fight better equipped as you can see from the posted picture. (Adam of Jack Sack designed this costume for our rooster Jack Bauer.)
There are some things in nature we can control and others we cannot. Survival of the fittest continues to be the rule. I am truly hoping for a mutual understanding to come out in a win-win situation because I do not want to carry another rooster to the burn pile.
Step up and place your bets folks...