Thanks for your concern...and yes actually we were pretty crapped off.
Needless to say the dogs had all been repeatedly warned over a considerable period NOt to chase the chickens, and the chickens had all been warned NOt to go into the yard, but its just another example of the best way to get something to happen is to tell everyone NOT to do it.
We had been in Sydney for the day and upon our return, we found that the dogs had lovingly brought him to the back door for us to find.....a prize for us as the pack leaders ! Geez did they get that one wrong. We actually thought there was a possibility he would pull through and did everything we could. He seemed to gather strength over a period, unfortunately he expired sometime on Saturday arvo.
We are currently arranging a replacement for Stanley, a roosters work is never done.
Can anyone suggest a name for the new fella in the hen house?
Speaking of getting it wrong......I remember 3 years ago when our breeding dog lovingly brought a tiger snake back up to the house....snake between his teeth, all proud of himself, the snake vanquished. And 3 bottles of antivenine later he didnt seem quite so happy any more......