My Rooster just saved a Calf's life.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by pengimama, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. pengimama

    pengimama Out Of The Brooder

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    Ever since Pengi started crowing, I have been told I would have to get rid of him. He's been a super protector of the girls, but today Pengi just earned his keep. I was sitting here reading and Pengi started crowing. I looked out and he was obviously upset and protecting the girls from something so I ran outside. The chickens play in the pen with the calves a lot, but today my landlords mastiff was attacking the calves. A calf lost part of an ear and has some injuries to its head and neck but if it wasn't for the fact that Pengi was out there and attracting attention, that calf wouldn't have had a chance against that dog.

    I just had to share. Most people wouldn't think this is a big deal but I know you all understand how I am feeling right now.
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Good Rooster, I think he's a keeper!
     
  3. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's a huge deal! Esp. to the poor calf. Great job Pengi and to you for taking his crowing seriously. [​IMG]
     
  4. [​IMG] [​IMG] a keeper for sure!!!!! He will protect all that belongs there for you from now on. I have one like that as well. give that roo a handful of scratch and a pat on the back!
     
  5. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give that boy a treat!! He earned it!!
     
  6. KDailey

    KDailey Crazy Cochin Lady

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    Definately a keeper! Go Pengi!!
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Good for Pengi-- what's going to be done about the mastiff? He will repeat this behavior. Perhaps when no one is around to intervene.
     
  9. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    That's awesome! Well that he saved the calfs life!
     
  10. Chickadee55

    Chickadee55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a VERY big deal. [​IMG]
     

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