In this entry Wally tells us about his old buddy, Billy Bob Rabinowitz, the leading chicken farmer of Buzzard Neck, Texas.
One of my closest friends back in Buzzard Neck, Texas is Billy Bob Rabinowitz. Now Billy Bob, besides being the only Jewish cowboy in Buzzard Neck, Texas, also holds the distinction of being one of the most successful chicken farmers in town.
I remember when Billy Bob decided to get into the chicken business. He went out and bought himself a few hundred young layers (hens), called "pullets" and also ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.
Now the thing about Billy Bob is that no matter what kind of business he goes into...and he has had a LOT of businesses...he always approaches each one in a very scientific and ordered manner. He did the same with his new chicken farm.
He spent a lot of time carefully watching the flock and how the roosters were performing. Anytime he discovered one of his roosters not servicing the pullets as he should, that rooster would end up in the pot and he would bring in a new one.
Soon Billy Bob found himself spending most of the day recording the activities of his roosters and had little time for any of his other endeavours so he decided to automate his operation and free up some of his time.
He tied bells to each of his roosters, each bell with a different sound. This way he could sit on his front porch and relax and could tell by the different bells, which of his roosters were doing their job.
Billy Bob's favorite rooster, Old Butch was the finest rooster in the county, but one day Billy Bob noticed that Butch's bell never rang once! So he decided to investigate and see what Butch's problem was. He walked out to the chicken yard and as he approached he could hear the bells of the other roosters ringing away.
He was surprised at what he found. All the other roosters were busy chasing pullets but when they got close the hens, hearing the bells, would run away. Old Butch, on the other hand, had taken his bell in his beak so it could not ring and he was busy sneaking up on the pullets...doing his job...then going on to the next one.
Billy Bob was so proud of his old rooster he decided to enter him in the Buzzard Neck County fair. Butch became an instant favorite with the judges and an overnight sensation all over the county. The judges were so impressed with Butch that they awarded him the No Bell Piece Prize and the Pulletsurprise as well!
Wally M. Geezer….Over and Out!