Mr. Haney rents Bertram the rooster to Oliver for fifty cents a day. Unfortunately, he's a "pecker", not a "crower"; he also gets a hen named Alice. Oliver then sets about getting a phone installed in the kitchen (though the line won't be connected for three months), the plumbing and roof fixed, and electricity via a rickety power generator. Mr. Douglas also meets his county farm agent, the scatter-brained Hank Kimball, who takes some soil samples for analysis. Written by
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Did You Know?
Sarah, the Hooterville phone operator, owns the company. Later in the series' run, her son Roy Trendell owns it and she is his employee. See more
Oliver reluctantly admits to Mr. Haney that he doesn't have a rooster, but two episodes earlier, Lisa was chasing one around the back yard to try to get eggs. See more
[to Haney, discussing Bertram not crowing
We didn't hear a peep out of him!
Eustace Charleton Haney
Well, he ain't a peeper. He's a crower.
Oliver Wendell Douglas
He's not a crower. He's a pecker!