Thursday, November 12, 2009

Obituary Notice

“Mean Rooster” McMinn of Walton, West Virginia passed away suddenly on Monday November 9th . He had lived all of his life at McMinn’s Chickens In the Road Farm, being the second chick hatched and the first rooster of said farm. He was a spirited rooster who staked his ground, protected his flock and chased adversaries. Known far and wide, thanks to Chickens In the Road blog, he was both feared and admired.

“The Cockles of my Heart” documented his greatness.

His family describes him as “Always interesting but never friendly.”

Mean Rooster leaves a host of friends and family; the McMinn’s…Suzanne and 52, Ross and Princess, , his flock of hens, the gaggle of geese, the donkeys…Pocahontas and Jack, Giant Puppy, Dookie and Boomerang, Little and Kitten, the goat family…Clover, Nutmeg, Fanta and Sprite, the pigs…Sausage and Patty, and the sheep…Annabelle, Jester, Clifford, Rosalie, Josephine, Mocha and Cappuccino.

He will be greatly missed and always spoken of kindly in his passing.
A memorial statue is being considered with the appropriate plaque simply



  1. lol...that was just hilarious!!!! disrespect to 'Mean Rooster' intended! lol

    Sorry I am so late in geting over to visit you and thanking you for your kind gesture with the award..that was so sweet of time is not my own right now and I miss visiting all my blogging friends so much...but I am so thankful for each and everyone of them and all the love and support they have always shown me...

    I hope you come by again soon and that you and yours have a blessed and glorious Thanksgiving Holiday filled with much love and laughter and memories!

  2. ROTFLOL! Joycee, this is my first visit to your blog and I have had such a good chuckle. (Sorry, Mean Rooster McMinn... no disrespect intended.) That is THE most fun obiturary I have ever read! The view on your header is heavenly!!

  3. Agreed, lol! I want to see the statue and plaque when its erected! Tee hee.

  4. Ha! Ha! I needed a laugh. Thanks Joy!! And thanks for leaving your comment in my "Animal Stories" blog.I'm hoping for the best.

  5. Yes, he will be missed. Wonderful oditurary you did him honors.

  6. Oh no! I had a mean rooster growing up too. We had to carry a broom at all times when we left the house or he would get us with his spurs!!

  7. I do hope we get to see his memorial.
    You post gives meaning to his death :-).

  8. Love the obituary - and think if an adversary wasn't worthy he wouldn't be adversary - would he? He looked tough!

  9. Fare thee well, Mean Rooster McMinn!

  10. WOW!
    That looks like one MEAN chicken, er, er, Rooster. I think he would like to be remembered in such a way.

    too funny!

  11. Oops!
    I'm anonymous in the comment above.
    I "clicked" too quickly.

  12. RIP interesting but unfriendly rooster!

  13. Awwww, he may have been mean, but he sure was handsome.


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