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post #11 of 17
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I hope so. They're driving quite a ways to collect him, so that makes me want to believe they really want him. They know he's lean and not much good for more than just soup and he's not any fancy, rare breed. He's just good at roosterin'!
post #12 of 17
How were they able to get near him? I would make it clear to the neighbour if they ring about his demise or lack of it again that while you have got rid of him he was on private property and they were trespassing so you are under no obligation to do anything should similar happen again with any of your other birds or if you choose to replace him.

Honestly what sort of supervising adult lets a kid run up to a rooster? She should be feeling guilty not you.
Edited by appps - 11/7/15 at 5:07pm

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And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #13 of 17
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She really should. The kicker in all of this is: in 2013 she called CPS and accused me of being a neglectful parent for letting my 4 and 9 year old walk the street we live on without me (I'm just today learning this was her). Yesterday, she neglected to stop a 2 year old in her care from running after an animal known by its very nature to be aggressive, in my yard, which resulted in an injury. I'm not sure whether to be amused or angry!

Luckily, there's been great interest in him due to the CL ad. It makes me feel better that there are a lot of folks out there that understand that an aggressive rooster can be a GOOD rooster. If he'll take on a two year old animal hugger and a self righteous busy body, he can ward off anything!
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by hotmessJess View Post

She really should. The kicker in all of this is: in 2013 she called CPS and accused me of being a neglectful parent for letting my 4 and 9 year old walk the street we live on without me (I'm just today learning this was her). Yesterday, she neglected to stop a 2 year old in her care from running after an animal known by its very nature to be aggressive, in my yard, which resulted in an injury. I'm not sure whether to be amused or angry!

Luckily, there's been great interest in him due to the CL ad. It makes me feel better that there are a lot of folks out there that understand that an aggressive rooster can be a GOOD rooster. If he'll take on a two year old animal hugger and a self righteous busy body, he can ward off anything!

 

Just vet the enquirers a little, its unusual to get that much interest in a rooster, makes you wonder if its the agressive bit they are interested in.   you dont want him going to someone plans to fight him.


Edited by appps - 11/7/15 at 7:14pm

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #15 of 17
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I wouldn't know where to begin. The person taking him said their roo just died and they're looking for a protector for their 3 hens. It seems an awful long way to go (2 hrs) for fighting stock when I've told them he's not chicken aggressive, nor is he very meatie. But I completely admit my naivete in the matter! Any smoking gun questions I should ask?
post #16 of 17
I think as long as they aren't focused on aggression questions and overly pleased that he is you should be right. Friend of mine had a Rhodesian ridgeback dog they wanted to Rehome and one caller just set off alarm bells with his questions so they wouldn't sell to him. Think as long as they seem legit you have done the best you can.

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #17 of 17
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I'm hoping they're okay. They did ask how he was with hens and seemed pleased that he wasn't chicken aggressive. I guess if I get any weird vibes tomorrow, I can just walk away. I feel rather silly being so ignorant to the things people might want him for. I had no idea, really, that those things were still a thing or at least not so prevalent. I grew up in a rural area and everyone had chickens, but I didn't know anyone that did those things with them (I'm trying to avoid clearly stating the topic here, because I know those posts are strictly prohibited)!
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