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 "Roosters are good protectors for the flock, but they're also noisy and not typically friendly, so we won't keep any." That was me, a few short months ago, right here on the blog. I lied. Because we have Lou. It wasn't an intentional lie (nor an intentional acquisition), but here we are so I'm going to have Lou help me dispel some of the stereotypes about his kind!  Myth #1: Roosters are mean... "say what???" Nope, not mean. In fact, he's never pecked me. Not once. While the girls often need a swift (though gentle) shove to remind them I'm not food, or they fly up at me when I bring them a snack, Lou respects boundaries. In fact, in the late afternoon, when I go to the coop to apply ointment to combs and wattles to protect them on frosty nights, Lou will wait quietly at my feet for his turn. Which leads me to -- Myth#2: Roosters are noisy... "c'mon!" Seriously, not a single doodle-doo has escaped his lips -- uh, beak! Although

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