Ladyhawk had tragedy involving a Rottweiler who literally went into the coop, started grabbing birds and was met by about 7 roosters, but he managed to kill a few and injure a few others. The dog didn't expect to be met by Lancelot, Meg's son, Hector, and other sons of Suede who joined in, Leo the Silkie, Loki the Silkie, plus some of the tougher hens. Still, Those two sons of Suede left their protected playpen to fight with the others, were killed because they were young and had no spurs to speak of.
Lance is limping, Hector has a puncture wound, Loki was hurt badly, others were killed, along including poor little DK the Silkie, Leo, a white Rock hen and a couple of others, I think. Coincidentally, deputy was standing talking to her on the side of the house opposite the coop so they didn't hear anything, the dog came running past with Atlas in his mouth, she yelled at the deputy to drop the dog, which he did since he had already reached for his sidearm, then Lancelot and Hector, who had been chasing this 120 lb dog, jumped all over the dead body.Then they went to assess the damage in the coop.
The deputy took the dead dog to the owner, who lives behind her, who at first denied he owned the dog. She could hear the conversation through the woods. When he was put on the spot, with the cop saying that everyone in the n'hood says it's your dog so you can bury it, admitted it, started yelling about her killing his dog.The deputy stopped him, told him that he killed the dog in the act with a chicken in its mouth, lots more conversation after that with the owner being warned not to take retribution on LH or the deputy would be back to deal with him. That cop deserves a medal for his work that day. Once again, Lancelot has fought off a large predator, and now, Hector, who is Meg and Suede's son, has some battle experience. I hope that is the last time. This may not end well for Lance if it happens again. That rooster is really beaten the odds. If that cop hadn't been there with LH outside, if all the roosters hadn't worked as a team, this would have been much, much worse.
We've been so shaken up since. I didn't even have to be there, to see it and deal with the aftermath, but thinking of those brave boys makes me tear up all the time, especially on the heels of losing my Zane this past week. Roosters are amazing, some more than others.