Hero Hen

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by FLGardenguy, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. FLGardenguy

    FLGardenguy Out Of The Brooder

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    I would'nt believe this story if i had'nt seen it with my own eyes...arrived at the garden at about 8am to find all of the girls in thier coop....odd i thought but oh well...about 10 min. later i finally look in the chicken yard which is completely wired in..i look in the corner and there stands a huge hawk...i could then see where she or he had torn open some wire at the door and gotten in...well as soon as i entered the yard this blonde hen bounds out of the coop and starts attacking this hawk...apparently there had been a scuffle earlier because there were feather stewn about...well this hen would not give up...she jumped on this now poor hawk like there was no tomorrow...it was hilarious..this hawk could do nothing but lay on it's back with its mouth open in freight....i finally got the hawk up and out and that hen screamed her head off for a good hour afterwards....this yard has a rooster but hes a little duccle...that hawk would have probably eaten him....but..one thing is for sure..i don't think that hawk will return....So this little blonde tuff girl is our new hero hen....she got extra time in the compost pile...
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's an amazing story! Wow!
     
  3. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That just proves it. Blondes do have more fun!! [​IMG]
     
  4. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

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    Well let's give that gutsy little girl a round of applause! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Though not as heroic, that reminds me of one time when one of our New Hampshire Red hens jumped on a White Chinese Goose that was about to get my son. I never knew hens would act so protective and to be protective of one of us too, I was amazed. [​IMG]
     
  6. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Good job Blondie! I guess the hawk loses some advantage when they are on the ground and faced with a fearless hen.
     
  7. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    [​IMG] That is a great story! You may want to give your roo an extra treat or two....I doubt he is feeling very manly right now. [​IMG]
     
  8. FLGardenguy

    FLGardenguy Out Of The Brooder

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    After this i may get a large rooster out there...i have two flocks..one here at the house in the city and one on a lot i bought for a garden and some chickens...i've got 8 girls and one boy but he's so little i thought maybe i should get someone of a larger stature for protection...any thoughts?...
     
  9. Frizzle Farmer

    Frizzle Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Uh oh! I always tell people to get a rooster to protect their flocks! She's making a liar out of me:)
     
  10. Dowie

    Dowie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The only issue is that the new big roo doesn't beat on your little fellow. I've heard that bantam roos get along fine with big roos. Sounds like your Blonde hen needs a good manly backup!
     

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