Originally Posted by Olive Hill
Originally Posted by NovaAman
So, here is how the rooster move went... I put Roger in the cat carrier last night and put him in the big coop. He's not liking that AT ALL! He was very mad at me this morning. SO, I went out this morning to let Mr. Fluffers out and to open the door to the carrier. When Roger finally made his ticked off butt out of the coop, Mr Fluffers went after him. I seperated them and chased Fluff off. HOWEVER, Evil Fluffers has made his appearence in my previously sweet roo, and would he leave Roger alone? Crap no. He was going out of his way to run around me to get to Roger, so Roger could not get to the water or the food. I ended up putting Roger back in his pen while I went to work. When I got home, I opened the opposite side of the pen, away from where Mr. Fluffers was and let him wander around in the other side yard and front yard. The silly guy was following me all over the place. Poor dude is lonely with out his brother. As soon as he is comfortable with the hens, I will put two in his coop with him so he won't have to be in the carrier and Mr. Fluffers will not try and take his little head off. It looks like I might have to rehome Black Butt too. Mr. Fluffers was picking on him. Not bad, but, still. I hope its only cuz his beak is bent out of shape about Roger.
OR MAYBE, I am reading to much into this chicken soap opera!
WOW that wind is really whipping out there! Maybe I will get lucky and it will blow all the leaves out of my yard.
They can't stop fighting until you allow them to establish their pecking order. Squabbles are normal when two animals meet one another up close and personal for the first time. As long as there's room for them to move around and for whomever ends up on the bottom of the totem pole to retreat there is no reason to interfere with their natural order of working things out unless things get very, VERY ugly. That RARELY happens.
Well, I put Roger in the cat carrier again last night, in the big coop. Today When I let him out, Mr. Fluffers wasn't so bad about it, and Roger has figured out to keep clear. He is starting to hang around the out skirts of the flock while they are all out, so I am taking that as a good sign. Maybe I will not have to seperate him in the end... But for now, he will be in the carrier at night for his own protection. I would like to breed him to my silkie hens thou, and to do that, I will have to have them in their own run/area that Mr. Fluffers can not get into, SO, it might be better to put them in their own coop as soon as Roger is used to being with them all, and they with him.
WIND! Oh man, I have never seen a dog love leaf piles as much as my two! I have had several dogs, and they all have loved to stick their noses and search, but I swear these two I have now... They dive bomb the piles! I have a huge pile that accumulated just outside my deck slider, and they love it. Of course now I have leaves all over the kitchen floor. Good thing the boys are gone with daddy and Grandma Frances to GR and Grandville Mall for a few hours. HOUSE WORK TIME!