Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke
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Friday, September 30, 2011


Quick update for Rooster Jack Bauer fans.  We paid him a visit in his new digs and found one very happy fellow.  His new caregivers said it took him about five minutes to take over from Rusty, the resident rooster.  Obviously this was a huge boost to Jack's self esteem. 

.I must add that I have a whole new respect for our remaining rooster, Chicklet.  He's not as big as Jack Bauer but if you could have seen the size of Rusty and know how easily Jack whipped him, you have to wonder what secret powers Chicklet must have to have toppled the reign of both Daryl and Jack. 

Rooster Jack Bauer is living in the lap of luxury, surrounded by beautiful show girls in a pen separate from the working class.  He is feasting on watermelon and other treats.  Jack did not even give us a second glance.


  1. A thought flashed through my head about Chicklet, but maybe it's better left to the imagination.

    I'm happy for Jack - sounds like the life of Riley (as my dad used to say.)

    Happy Friday, GA!

  2. Jack sounds very happy! I'm glad it all worked out!

  3. Were you sad that he didn't give you guys a second glance? I would be...heck I am....I wanted to him to come running to your feet and wrap his feathers around your ankles.

    Do they really eat watermelon????

  4. I know that Rusty didn't know what hit him when our Jack strutted into the place.

    I'll bet the chicks are swooning over him.

    What will become of Rusty now?
    Will he be sent back to the Minors?

  5. What male wouldn't want to be surrounded by so many women and living in the lap of luxury. That rooster is embracing and possibly redefining "ruling the roost" huh?

  6. I do wonder if being penned up will wear Jack down after a bit, due to his being used to free range n all.
    Glad to hear he's doing well, n beat rusty to establish the desired pecking order- very important to birds.
    Thanks for the update!

  7. Lynn – Yes deep discussion of these issues for Rooster Jack are best left alone:) I wanted to say “the life of Riley” but did not think anyone would know what I was talking about. Glad your dad taught you that one.

    LL Cool Joe – It does appear he is happy. I just hope he wasn’t putting on an act so I wouldn’t be sad.

    Brown English Muffin – That is exactly what I expected. How did you know? LOL
    O yes, they eat watermelon and banana peels and marshmallows, etc. But they will fight forever over a fat juicy mouse.

    Nancy – Rusty appears to be Jack’s new valet. He is totally whipped and missing most of his tail feathers and willing to serve the new roost ruler.

    Marla and Steve @ -- The next time we visit we expect to see Rooster Jack stretched out on a velour settee being fed grapes by the girls.

    Snaggle Tooth – Rooster Jack Bauer will be allowed his freedom to roam once it is certain he has accepted his new home (as if there were any chance he has not! LOL) Chickens need to become familiar with their own roost and always return at dusk to the right home. When his group free-ranges it will be his job to protect the flock. He will have Rusty for back-up. We are only hopeful that Rooster Chicklet can manage to protect our flock by himself. Well, he does have Slim for back-up.

  8. Wait a minute,Annie.

    I just heard from Rusty and he resents being called a Valet.

    He said to tell you that he is Jack's Aide-de-camp;ready to step in at a moment's notice if Jack is unable or unwilling to perform his duties.

  9. Fantastic! Good old J.B. I'm sure his hens must be happy too.

  10. I must be jet-lagged because I was super shocked about the title of this post...and forgot you had a rooster ;)

  11. Nancy -- It is my belief that Rooster Jack Bauer would grant you the rights to be his biographer. He has to love your embellished stories a lot and obviously Rusty would be happy with your spin on things.

    Sparkling Red -- I'm pretty sure the girls were all smiling. I felt a bit sorry for the working girls next door who are not being prepared for competition and only get to lay eggs and lust after the rooster.

    Riot Kitty -- Surely you were not assuming that Ron was the polygamist and I had sister wives!

  12. I saw a great cartoon the other day.

    You see two chickens sitting in sling back beachchairs at the ocean's edge. They have on berets and sunglasses and are each holding a glass of wine in one hand and a cigarette in the other.

    One turns to the other and says,"Yeah,me too. They made me a free range chicken so I left and never looked back."

  13. Good for Jack. May he live a long and happy life with all his wives taking care of him

  14. I have 3 new chicks, one of whom I suspect of being a rooster. I don't know how THAT is going to work out. Big Daddy is not going to brook any competition in his coop!

    Glad you found a solution to your Rooster issues though!

  15. Nancy -- I've gotta find that cartoon for my facebook. Great one.

    Pat MacKenzie -- Yes I am fairly certain Jack Bauer shall enjoy his remaining years a lot.

    Life in the Big Grey -- Our one chick born to Mr. Gibson last April is definitely a young rooster and it will be interesting to see how he and Rooster Chicklet handle this. The young fellow is definitely Daryl's grandson (Mr. Gibson was Daryl's daughter) and,of course, Chicklet was Daryl's son. Chicklet killed Daryl. What will this grandnephew do? Also the new guy doesn't have a name yet I've gotta work on that. Yes Jack moved away just in time before the new Rooster Wars of NOL-NOC Estates begin again.