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Just found Jelly dead

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickBond 007, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    On my final rounds of the night, I took the dog out the front door and found my alpha rooster, Jelly, with his head stuck behind the landscaping rocks. I thought he was hiding, didn't make it to the coop and fell asleep. I pulled him out and found his head completely bloody. It appears he was pecked to death. Is this possible???

    Now, I'll admit, I've got too many roosters right now.
    But I didn't think they would peck each other to death. I'm stunned/surprised.
    Jelly was on his way to death row freezer camp for an incident two weekends ago. He had become quite aggressive, even more so lately that the younger roos have been coming "of age".
    So RIP Jelly, once sweet cuckoo maran with crooked toes and a fondness for grape jelly.
     
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RIP! sorry you lost him that way!
     
  3. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    He was on death row anyway, but I'm sad that he had to die so violently. I just hated finding him with his head so bloody. He was obviously trying to hide and protect himself from his attacker(s). Only his head was bloody.
     
  4. loralei

    loralei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am terribly sorry you had to find him like that. They can be so cruel to one another.
     

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