Lost one of my black OEGB hen today

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by featherfooted, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. featherfooted

    featherfooted Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Today as I was gathering eggs I lost one of my black OEGB hens and it was all my fault. I didn't get the door shut all the way and she slipped out of her pen into the brahma pen and my brahma roo killed her. She died in my arms. It happened so fast that there was nothing I could do. I feel soooo bad. She was only 5 months old and had just started to lay. My son and I buried her in the garden. Why would the roo attack her? They have been in the pen next to the brahmas for months. The whole attack lasted about 15 seconds and it was over. RIP Stella. [​IMG]
  2. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    WOW. I'm so sorry that happened. I guess the they just weren't meant to get along.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2009
  3. I would expect that behavior from a hen! Wow! I'm sorry!
  4. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    have had that happen before with roosters, some roosters aren't chick-friendly.. and with the size of a 5 month old bantam and a brahma cock he may have confused the two. then theres some roosters will give hens a tap to let new hens know "who's boss"... and he may have just not liked her. i've seen it before with a rooster one BBred i had a long time ago you couldn't breed him to anything unless it was another BBred or a white fowl. he'd kill everything else

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