Cocky Doodle Doo

My Sordid Life in the Henhouse Cocky Doodle Doo #1

eBook, 68 pages

English language

Published by ByDand Publishing.

4 stars (1 review)

Not all chickens are created equal....

Stuffed in a grab bag and transported to a farm via the US Postal Service, Reginald discovers he's far more than a mail order rooster. His fondness for reading, adventure, humans, and hens attract attention - both wanted and unwanted. Bullies, babies, predators, and paramours are just a few of the things he has to navigate in this zany, coming of age, "rooster 'rotica."

1 edition

Way better than I expected!

4 stars

This is one of those things that, on paper, sounds like it shouldn't work: it's a "memoir" told from the perspective of a rooster recalling his life experiences, told as a coming-of-age story from birth. Overall, it's a pretty silly story that somehow remains grounded in its exposition and exploration of characters. The chickens all have distinct personalities, and the overall narrative kind of revolves around the need to get over yourself and come together in the face of hardship.

My only real complaint is that the story is too short. The ending sets things up neatly for the next book in the series, but I feel like the book actually goes pretty deep into an interesting direction and then stops.