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Roosters on the Chopping Block

Yes, I said it.  “Hens & Chicks get along fine with Deer. ” I said.    “They co-exists.”  I said.  Well that was a cocky thing to say.  I’m sorry. I spoke too soon.

hens and chicks - sans rooster heads
photo by SVSeekins

CF called me up this evening to invite me to see her flock after today’s visit from a deer….  Doesn’t that just make you FLINCH ?

As it turns out, when the Roosters fully develop they flower on top.  Who knew?  Those on our mountain never seem to get that far.

nibbled hens and chicks in bloom
photo by SVSeekins

It’s nice to see a few blooms left on CF’s plants.  Isn’t it amazing how carefully the deer can select a bloom, but leave the adjacent buds for another day?  How do they do that?

It’s a good thing that hens & chicks can propagate (via off-sets) without the roosters going to seed.  Even so, these poor roosters… isn’t it a kick in the balls?

© SVSeekins and Garden Variety Life, 2013

Other post in series:
Hens and Chicks – – & Roosters
Blooming Roosters

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