Excited... and bummed

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KDK1, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    Tennessee Plateau
    We got home yesterday from a three week vacation. One of our RIRs started laying while we were gone and there were four eggs in the nest boxes. That's the exciting part. The bummer part is that our favorite sweet, cute little araucana hen (pictured in my avavtar) has turned into an ugly, belligerent rooster, crowing to beat the band and nailing anything that gets within 5 ft of him. He has taken total control of all six RIRs and left his original flock of all his siblings behind. I knew we had a couple of roos in the flock but he showed no signs 3 weeks ago. Now we have 5 for the freezer.
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Congrats on the eggs! Sorry about the extra boy though.

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