Rooster runs at top speed to greet its staff returning from school

This beautiful clip apparently shows a rooster named Frog running to the school bus, as he does daily, to greet his beloved staff Savannah. Look at that rooster run! I had no idea chickens could feel such affection: I wish someone would do that for me!

18 Comments

  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted January 15, 2018 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    There is that certain time when the cats pay attention to me but it only last as long at it relates to food or a place to hang out when the favorite staff is off some where.

    • Posted January 15, 2018 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

      That’s only fair. There is that certain time when I pay attention to chickens, but it only lasts as long as it relates to food.

  2. Don Mackay
    Posted January 15, 2018 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    Like most domestic animals roosters like to keep close to the hand that feeds. Roosters are also social animals and offer considerable rewards to a conscientious observer. My rooster has been seen to pull down high grass seed heads for his favorite
    hen; to point out to his hens the place where I have deposited feed wheat, and when I replace straw in the nesting box to jump in and shape the mess into a nest. He then jumps down to encourage his hen to sit in his creation.

    • Posted January 15, 2018 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

      What an altruistic rooster! Of course, he gets ALL the offspring!

      • Don Mackay
        Posted January 15, 2018 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

        …well I meant to add in relation to ‘ALL the offspring!’.
        I have two roosters, #1 and #2 (subdominant). When I distribute the food around the chook house the #2 will follow me, till he is out of sight of #1. Then #2 will attract a female by directing her to some food with his gentle chortling, whereupon he will jump on her to do his offspring thing. The hen screams blue murder whereupon in an instant #1 is on the scene to chase #2 to the farthest corner of the chook yard. It is so funny to watch.

  3. Ken Pidcock
    Posted January 15, 2018 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    I married a reading specialist, and one thing they do to get kids to read is have them read to animals. Mostly cats and dogs whose service skill was sitting still, but they did have a chicken (don’t know if it was rooster). When I heard that, I thought it made perfect sense. Imagine reading to a chicken. It would seem to listen and move its head around knowingly.

  4. Yvonne Wilder
    Posted January 15, 2018 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Our chickens are all individuals and one in particular is very affectionate. She loves my daughter and will sit on her lap for hours, if allowed. They all have definite personalities and are fun to live alongside.

  5. Joseph Stans
    Posted January 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    She has a roofer to meet her, you have squirrells. 😉

  6. Christine Janis
    Posted January 15, 2018 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    “I wish someone would do that for me!”

    Maybe they would, but they’re just chicken.

  7. Posted January 15, 2018 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    I think it’s terrible that non-Vegans are appropriating Vegan culture.

    I bet most of them couldn’t even tell you which constellation Vega is in.

  8. Posted January 15, 2018 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    That was so cute.

  9. BJ
    Posted January 15, 2018 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    We learned how fast chickens can run when you posted that terrifying video of DinoLite stealing prey from a cat. This is another thing I’ve never seen a chicken do.

    Then again, I’ve rarely interacted with chickens.

  10. EliHershkovitz
    Posted January 15, 2018 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    This vid encapsulates why I have been a long-term vegetarian.

  11. bundorgarden
    Posted January 16, 2018 at 6:28 am | Permalink

    My chicken speaks English. If i go to the enclosure (previously a tennis court but now a covered orchard) and shout Chicken! it comes running. If I shout Guinea Fowl! or Barbary Dove! (birds I also keep there) it doesnt come. Of course it doesnt actually speak English; it doesnt have lips or tongue to do the labials, plosives etc, but its listening skills are quite good.

  12. Leigh
    Posted January 16, 2018 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    My daughter loves chickens and often house sits for people who have far animals. She refers to the chickens as “cats with feathers” because she also loves cats. According to my daughter, chickens can be very affectionate.


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