One-eyed Rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by warcard, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. warcard

    warcard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    SE Indiana
    Do you think a one-eyed rooster would be safe to free-range?
    He is also white. He just lost the eye about a month ago (long story, not letting neighbor girl bird-sit anymore [​IMG] ).
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Since he's been this way for a month, he is probably as used to it as he is going to get. And I would imagine that being white is also a disadvantage for free ranging.

    I free range some of mine, and have had lots of losses, and have others who are not free range. I still like the idea of their having their freedom, despite the losses.

    Personal choice. Do what feels right to you.
  3. dadof4

    dadof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2008
    I have a hamburg that is missing an eye. He has preety much been this way since he hatched. It came in infected, I thing a meaty ruptured it. It is hard to sneak up on him, he is always flipping his head to check about. White is more of an invite though.

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