Just lost my Dominicker roo

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickenwoods, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the day off so i thought id go out to the barn open it up and let my birds range the yard all day..Well i made my monthly trip to town to pick up some goods,and when i came back i saw a huge feather pile.Dangit....i followed some of the layed over grass into the feild and there he lays..no blood or nothing just laying on his side dead...It just happen at 10:00 am or so..What do yall think Hawk,Stray dog??coyote??


    oh and,has any one else noticed thier rooster protecting thier hens!I hope i can find another roo that will protect my hens as good as he did...Everytime he saw a birds flying over he bawwkkkk real loud and all the hens ran to the barn,while he stood tall.Im gonna miss him..[​IMG]
     
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  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
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    i have had somy chickens git killed bye my unnkles dog ,the dog would catch the chickens plusk a few feather ,go and pluck more fether and then take them in the woods were i found most of them and eat them, 2 days later after the last one he killed my unkle calls and said that his dog a jack rusel just brought him back a chickens ,leg omg i wan freakin out and waz so upset,but the las time i saw that dog a shot him in the hind quaters with my pellet gunn and aint seen the dog since ,,,im sorry for ur loss [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I'm sorry. It's always when you least expect it or turn your back for just a second. My roo was a replacement from a previous roo and once they all get settled, they start to protect the flock. Of course it helps to have the top roo be one that can see, unlike my silkie roo who was master till he got taken away in the night by something. You should see if you can't get another one. With no blood and body still there I want to say some pet dog did him in. He probably saved a hen by using his own life. He did all he could do.
     
  4. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, chickenwoods, I am sorry about your roo!
    From what I understand, it does sound like dog. They kill just for the fun of it. :mad:
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Sorry for your loss.
     
  6. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went back out to were i put the roo and he was GONE!!:eek:Maybee whatever got him came back for the meat..maybee i spooked off the predator when i came back from town.and when i left he came back to get dinner...

    I already got a new roo on the way,I called my cousin he said he might know somebody who had one they wanted to get rid of.I dont know what breed he is gonna be,i said as long as he is big strong and healthy! lol I wasnt as attached to him as much as my hens though..My roo wouldnt ever let me touch him.(probably bc i didnt raise him)

    That makes the 3rd bird i have lost in the last 5 months!! ARRGGGG!!! I have the most trouble with daytime predators!!
     
  7. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright i got my roo...He is not really what i wanted but,i think he will grow on me??

    I do not know what breed he is,i need some help figuring it out since i looked allover the net and couldnt find him...He kinda looks like a dark brahma..but more blonde color.
    I dont have a camera...

    He is feather footed,has a weird comb,looks like a dried overgrown raisen.exept its red..His tail feathers are black/green irredesent. He is mostly blond with black streaks on him.He is not on the BYC breed list..Im not sure if he is a bantam or not,im not even familure with bantams,but he is alittle bit bigger than my standard breed hens.Not nearly as big as my rooster that is gone:([​IMG]

    Anyone with a camera got any pics they could post that sound familur to what i have,would be appreciated. Till then i'll keep looking..
     
  8. Gracefulspice

    Gracefulspice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry for your loss. I hope your new roo does his job as well as the other one. Oh and I have to say.....

    "looks like a dried overgrown raisen" [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    You have got to get a camera!!
     
  9. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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