It's nice when they let you know...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Aschenfire, May 28, 2012.

  1. Aschenfire

    Aschenfire Songster

    Feb 8, 2012
    That they want to be a volunteer in your choice to thin your flock so you can concentrate on less various breeds.

    Backstory: I have been thinking of focussing on Silkies and bantams rather than full sized birds, I do have my favorites in my big Cuckoo Marans (who is so sweet and gentle), my easter eggers, one of my blue Andalusians, my lone RIR...but I want to focus on more little birds and was thinking of selling a few big ones soon.

    WELL I have two Buff Orpington and think one is a roo. That one tried to flog a feed pan out of my hand the other day, has growled rather nastily at me a couple times, and just growled and BIT hard at my hand when I went to take treats out to everyone. One more episode and that one will become my first attempt at butchering my own birds :/

    Thank you, Sunshine, for being the first volunteer!
    Last edited: May 28, 2012
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Yes, it always helps when someone steps up to 'take one for the flock'.
  3. Aschenfire

    Aschenfire Songster

    Feb 8, 2012
    [​IMG] And yeah, exactly. I was struggling with "who" to move out of the flock, so this is one *for sure*
    None of my others are anywhere near this aggressive, including my "almost certain he is a boy" Silkie cockerel, or the other Buff Orp. The Buffs are rather standoffish and odd, but I never expected either of them to become mean. One of my friends suggested I give the aggressive one a good slap the next time it tries anything...not sure that'd work or if it would just make the bird more determined to get me, or if it's even worth the battle since this is a young pullet who I can prolly sell on Craigslist easily. She'e 14 weeks old... or he. Wonder if it's a teenage *testing Mom* phase.
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010

    A buff orp that acts that way at 14 weeks is just mean. Get rid of it or eat it.
    Last edited: May 29, 2012

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