Inside Job

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Komaki, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Komaki

    Komaki Chirping

    Feb 10, 2011
    I have had my share of preditor problems from time to time like anyone else. But this puts a new twist on predation.
    About a month ago, my son went to collect eggs. We had expected 60 odd eggs. Not even 1 was to be found. This went on for some two weeks or so. FF to 4 days ago, we found a single dead hen. next day 2 dead. Third day 0. Okay maybe the demon has fled. Nope! (Keep in mind, still no eggs) Day 4...........My Rooster was chasing one of the hens, I saw him kills her almost as fast as a hawk could. I was too far away to stop it. This I never saw comming. Anyone else ever had this happen? All of the other Roos are kind to the girls. The girls are begining to lay again, but it's taken some time. I would like to know if anyone else has ever had this happen. You know, revenge IS sweet. (with dumplins)

  2. Pele

    Pele Songster

    Feb 25, 2011
    Wow, that is a first for me. I'm sorry that you lost some good hens [​IMG].

    To be honest, I am not shocked that this could happen. Chemical imbalances, malformations, and damage can happen to any brain in any animal, causing destructive behaviors. I guess you have your version of a chicken serial killer. Freaky stuff.
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Ive actually heard of a similar incident. Its truly sad that they would turn on each other. What is your ratio of roos to hens? Im not sure but that could make a difference.
  4. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    That is terrible. I'm glad you found the killer, I never would have guessed it was the rooster.
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I had a bantam Cochin roo who was spawn of the devil. He was so pretty and yet he went for every rooster and those he could bully, he tore into them with a viciousness I'd never seen in my flock. He also killed three pullets in my flock, breaking their necks or backs during the chase, catch, and rape.

    He went to meet his father at the end of a shovel.

    Now, I have a RIR cockerel who is really big and very horny; he has injured two pullets in his exuberance at mounting whether they like it or not. He's gonna be soup soon.

    All the other cockerels and roosters are much more friendly and even if they wanna mount a reluctant pullet, they don't stomp 'em into the ground.
  6. Komaki

    Komaki Chirping

    Feb 10, 2011
    I've got about 12 Roos to 70+ hens. All hatched here. No cemicals ever. Unless it's in the feed.
  7. johnsons-r-us

    johnsons-r-us Chirping

    Jul 18, 2011
    Eudora, Kansas
    Wow, that's a shame. No wonder your girls stopped laying. I'm glad you got it figured out though.

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