Gross, gross, GROSS!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pgpoultry, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens do exhibit the most 'interesting' behaviour at times.

    I have an adolescent cockerel, Arian, who had an approx. half inch 'horn' on the end of his comb. Yesterday he took the liberty of mating a hen right under the nose of alpha Gordon (huge NNXBrahma cross). Gordon took exception and knocked him off and then engaged in a very short fight.

    Next thing he is offering something red to the hen....oh no...it's the horn from Arian's comb.Half a second later and the hen has eaten it........Ewwwwwwww....what a way to see off your rivals.

    Gordon is usually a very peaceful soul..... I guess he couldn't take the insult.

    Arian didn't bleed much and now has a symmetrical comb. No further skirmishes between the two, but I don't think he'll take that kind of liberty again.
     
  2. lambchicks

    lambchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting story. Thanks for sharing. Do you like Arian's new comb better than the old one?
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hee hee, it's a bit more symmetrical!

    Wonder what the hen thought of the 'treat'?
     
  4. peepacheep

    peepacheep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Taste like chicken?
     

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