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Meet Ollie, the Rescue Roo

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gritsar, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    All 14 pounds of him. [​IMG]

    Ollie is one of the meaties that I took in as a rescue. They are 14 weeks old and Ollie was the lucky cockerel that got to stay.
    He's very active and friendly, follows me everywhere on the farm while I do my chicken chores. Despite that, it took two of us to catch the not-so-little booger to weigh him. [​IMG]

    I would have gotten more pics of him, but after being chased to be weighed he was in no mood to deal with humans.

    Last edited: Sep 18, 2010

  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh MY that's an aggrieved expression on his face!

    Do they make a thundering herd sound when they run??
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas

    Almost! [​IMG]

    I was just outside with them and I witnessed my silkie pullet having a stare down with one of the meatie pullets. The silkie is either very very brave or very very dumb. [​IMG]
  4. WIChookchick

    WIChookchick Songster

    Aug 25, 2010
    Rural Brooklyn, WI
    He is a cutey...
    I hope he stays lean, some meaties start to get so heavy that their legs give out...
    nice save
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Look at that! He's a big fella!
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:Yep, that he is. I can't wait for him to get some nice tailfeathers, but the meaties are of course slow to feather. I think he's handsome, but I'm partial [​IMG]
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    [​IMG] Hes cute! Even his little feet look fat!

  8. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    my neighbor had one of these that she rescued after it fell off the chicken truck across the way. He just got huger and huger till one day he just couldnt go anymore. Id say he lived close to a year but he was the meanest thing, actually attacked my chicken loving dog when we were down there. She was so shocked and knew she couldnt fight back, we had to pull the roo off the dog.
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    He needs some BIG heritage Delawares or RIR hens to keep him company.

    As long as they can hold up under pressure.
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2010
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers


    Sorry, hang on whilst I wipe up my spewed coffee. *wiping tears from eyes*

    I have a Delaware and a RIR in my flock, and they ARE big girls. That just cracked me up!

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