Love my Crazy Roo... Got the coon. PIC...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Deedee, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Deedee

    Deedee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have been having a problem the past week. I noticed that part of the run had been pushed down, like someone leaning on it. I even acused the kids of trying to climb it. Come to find out, I was woke up with a horrible call this morning @ 4 am from my Hannah, jumbo white leghorn, So I grabbed my flashlight and head to the coop, my DH right behind me with his 410. I got about 20 ft to it and saw the biggest raccoon i have ever seen DH said it was about 30 lbs. in the run, and my Crazy Big Boy Roo was kickin' his butt [​IMG] That coon didn't know what to do. But he was trying his dangest to get out of there, My DH took a shot and no more coon. I was going to take a pic but my camera battery was too low. [​IMG]

    I am a proud momma, but now paranoid like crazy. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2009
  2. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow never heard of that but way to go big boy roo ...
     
  3. Slywoody

    Slywoody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Deedee,
    Whatever you do, don't sell that rooster,,,,, Dang coon, the plague of chicken ranchers......
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    A good rooster is worth his weight in gold.
     
  5. He certainly deserves an "atta boy". You got lucky. A good roo will fight to the death to protect his ladies.

    I have had at least two put their lives on the line with a few foxes.

    I really miss those roos. One was a huge silver laced polish.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:Absolutely!!! WTG!
     
  7. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sure he is getting lots of treats today!
     
  8. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. Your roo is braver then me. I wouldn't be fighting a 30 lb coon unarmed.
     
  9. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    WHAT A GREAT STORY! LOVED READING IT. THANKS.

    BTW, I think when most people start off with chickens, they don't really appreciate their rooster. I know that I didn't at first, but now I can't even imagine having only hens. He's a really neat guy.
    He and I have little spats all the time about who's the boss.
     
  10. Deedee

    Deedee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everbody, to be honest my roo and I always had some problems. He tried to spur me a few times, but after I scared the crap out of him, by jumping up and down and screaming. We are cool now. He's a cross between a jumbo white leghorn and cornish. He is problably at least 10 lbs and very tall. He is my and Hannah hero. Since after the fight, he has been strutting around like crazy, so.... funny!
     

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