Never ever underestimate a rooster with a grudge.
It boggles my mind though, how come he punctured the skin, but not my barn boot? Why can't I have those magical instantaneous healing qualities?
Next time he takes a potshot at me when my back is turned (which he's done on more than one occasion in the past), I'm going to see about learning how to butcher chickens.
He'd make the biggest chicken pot pie ever.
Mrs (our duck) is sitting on a nest of at least 14 eggs (she's well protected this time, unlike the last time she decided to go broody). I'm hoping she sits on them until they all hatch (she laid one per day, so she'd end up having to stay on the nest for about two weeks after the first one hatches). Dad did some research and found out that ducks can sit on their eggs for anywhere between 25-35 days until the first eggs hatches.
Also, our black chicken has gone broody in one of the nesting boxes, but seeing as how she chose the nesting box that everyone likes, I'm afraid she doesn't get much peace, especially when I have to pick her up to get the fresh eggs (Dad and I marked the original ones with a sharpie). She started with 16 eggs, and has since managed to crack 4 of them. I hope she sticks it out until at least some of them hatch.
Grey still has all six of her chicks (thank goodness!), though they've passed beyond the cute-and-fuzzy stage to the I-look-like-an-awkward-preteen stage.