In the Brooder
- Jan 11, 2021
The bird I recently butchered was the type that ran at me. One time I bent over to pick something up, and he jumped on my back! That was it, no more chances! Pure bred rare-breed or not, I'm not okay with having to keep looking over my shoulders everytime I'm out in the coop area, fearing an attack. He was gorgeous, and good with the girls, but he ran out of chances to redeem himself.
So far the hens have not taken to the other roosters. Might need a bit of time for those relationships to get established. The one remaining pullet is now hanging out with the grownups, having lost her girlfriend. Still sad over the whole thing.
That’s how I feel too, however need to explain it to my 10yr old. Who burst into tears when I told her he needs to go into the pot!
Let us know how things settle, crossing my fingers the hens take to one of the other roosters.