I have free-range chickens, and a good rooster is almost like a good dog. Strong, loyal. A bad rooster though can be a scary little animal. They definitely are not animals to be messed with. A good hit with a spur and you have a lifelong scar.
This poor kid is learning how to deal with a feisty rooster. His dad was even kind enough to get it on video. He sure didn’t do anything to help his son out though. Trial and error I guess! Watch the chaos below, and be warned, there’s a lot of yelling and screaming.
So, what can we learn from the video? Stand tall, don’t back down, never run, and definitely don’t kick at a rooster. That bird is going to have his eye out for that kid every time they step out of the house. Dads sure know when to sit and film and when to intervene. So, shout out to you @Sledmore on TikTok.
Roosters can make great pets. While they get a bad rep for being aggressive, a nice rooster can be just as good as any other pet. Even Clint Eastwood had a pet rooster. Well, at least on the set of Cry Macho he did. The neo-western film featured a very talented bird and for good reason.
Clint Eastwood Connected with Pet Rooster on Set
During the filming of Cry Macho, the star and director of the film got to make a new friend. Among the wonderful cast for the film, was a pet rooster. The 91-year-old western star got a glimpse at what a good chicken can do.
While on set Eastwood got very familiar with the strange costar. “The rooster would do exactly what he’s supposed to, everything, it was very simple and kind of fun.” If you haven’t seen the movie, that should be a good enough teaser to make you want to buy a ticket or stream it.
If that wasn’t enough, how about this little bit of insight from the western star. His character, Mike Milo, a former rodeo star has to take a dangerous job.
“It’s about a man who has been through some hard times in his life and then unexpectedly another challenge is brought to the foreground. He would normally never do it but he is a man of his word. He follows through. And it starts his life over again,” Eastwood said about his role.
While the movie has not received the box office money that it might have wanted, it has had a decent amount of success so far. It is still available in theaters and through streaming on HBO Max. Streaming will not be an option after Oct. 17.