Ex-Fighter: Caspian's Crew

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Age-of-Goositude, May 24, 2018.

  1. Age-of-Goositude

    Age-of-Goositude Chirping

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    I adopted three roosters from roostersanctuary.org a little over a year ago one passed but the other two I've rehabbed and are doing pretty well for themselves. Caspian was in my main flock for a while but he got scalped because he refuses to fight at all to keep his rank, got scalped, went to the vet, and the other rooster I had to rehome due to this continuous behavior. But here is Caspian now and his flock when I first got Caspian he would flog me and bite me and scream and kick if I picked him up, he couldn't stand being near anybody. Then I was given some hens and one in particular was always alone in my flock so I decided to put her with him and it just so happens she really helped with his anxiety. I constantly would feed him and give him water and he would watch and I would sit with him every day outside and hold him before bed, he now on ocassion will allow people to pet him, he does not flog, and rarely will bite. I would not put it past him to flog someone if they picked one of his girls up and he thought they were in danger so without further adu Caspian and his crew. He has kicked off a toe and both his Spurs in the fence since we had him. A hardware cloth run is in the works for them otherwise they are fine in their enclosure for now.

    Caspian
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    Carrot - The side chick
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    Daisy - this is my boyfriend's girl the boys find it easy to get at her and Caspian hardly pays attention when it comes to breeding her so she benefits in this area, he saved her from an auction and for about four days she was laying two eggs a day.
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    Belle - Belle was adopted from Sky's the Limit who got her, two other little hens, and a rooster at a place where feral chickens roamed due to being dumped, two of the four passed last winter I heard others at the site had been carrying something that doesn't go away so I'm assuming it was that. She was depressed and lived inside a long time but she really enjoys Caspian's company and enjoys being a part of his little society.
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    Last but not least Taco - his favorite girl and only one he breeds, she's always been there for him and helps reduce his anxiety and comfortable him when he's upset, if she doesn't like someone and attacks them he helps her, they're quite the pair, she's a bit more timid than he is.
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    The rest are of them enjoying the day and getting egg treats and Caspian being petted.
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  2. Quackers3211

    Quackers3211 Songster

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    Your very kind to give them a home when they needed one. Sorry you lost a few chickens though :( they are very cute birds and I hope all goes well in your little flock :) :)
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Caspian, appears to be a gamebird, since you don't know his background - he may have reasons for being so aggressive. Sounds like you and his girlfriend are helping him learn to chill out.
     
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  4. Age-of-Goositude

    Age-of-Goositude Chirping

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    I adopted him from a sanctuary he was from an Oklahoma cockfighting bust
     
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  5. Chickassan

    Chickassan Free Ranging

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    That is quite a little crew you've got there, no two the same. I like it.:)
     
  6. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Crowing

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    That's awesome you adopted ex-fighters! We have recently had 2 cockfighting rings busted here in Indiana. They said on the news undercover cops attended these fights for 4 MONTHS investigating before they busted them! I think its pretty sick they watched cocks get injured and killed for 4 months before doing anything about it! :mad:
     
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  7. Cleburneslim

    Cleburneslim Chirping

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    I agree with you! You would think they could have enough just being there one time. I don't see how anyone could stomach watching that at all.
     
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  8. Cleburneslim

    Cleburneslim Chirping

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    I am so happy that you adopted them and that they were saved from fighting. I did the same with one of my roos and 3 hens. I bought them all and they are all doing so well together. One of my hens laid 2 eggs a day for a few days before she started laying 1 a day. I wonder if it was stress causing that since you had the same thing occur. Two of Cocky's babes now have 8 chicks apiece and one is still sitting on eggs. He has been a very busy guy. He is so gentle with the hens, finding treats and calling them over to give it to them. He is also gentle but protective of the chicks. He is such a good daddy. He has calmed down so much since I got him and the girls.
     
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  9. Cleburneslim

    Cleburneslim Chirping

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    Here are some pics of Cocky and his girls. 0525181834.jpg 0525181757.jpg 0525181829.jpg
     
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