by Michael Pearl with some input by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy – Pubermania
Editor’s note: This part is Debi answering an email from a mama complaining that her adolescent son is suddenly rebellious and aggressive. So what does Debi do? Explain that he’s dealing with hormones or a rapidly changing body? Nope, she tells a tale of roosters and how her husband likes to scare the rooster. Really mature.
Have you ever raised chickens? We have eight hens and one rooster. Many times I have gone out to work in the garden and noticed our rooster making a pest of himself. The hens will be busy scratching the ground, then he runs over and shoves them away. The little hens just turn and start scratching some other place. The rooster waits a few seconds and again shoves another one around. Of course, every time I open the hen house door I run for dear life, or he will be trying to shove me around. That crazy old rooster doesn’t know how many times I have pondered putting him in the cooking pot. When Mike is outside, the rooster steers a wide path. On occasions Mike has had me let the hens out while he hides around the corner just so he can give the rooster a heart-attack. I figure, it takes a bigger rooster to intimidate a smaller rooster—and of course, enjoy the intimidation. It is a mystery to me why the rooster feels compelled to be such a jerk, but Mike thinks its real funny.
I said all this to tell you, I suspect your little roosters are feeling their natural hormonal competitive instinct, and as of yet haven’t learned to harness their urges to dominate. Since it takes a rooster to understand a rooster, I’m going to let the big rooster in this family tell you how we handled this new and exciting challenge when our boys came of age.
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