One of my roo's protected me

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by GD91, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. GD91

    GD91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today, I was cleaning out when my smaller nasty cockerel attacked me. My larger red colorful cockerel & favorite lovely boy then raced over & attacked him, grabbed him by the neck & pulled him screeching off the front of my leg & they both had at it with each other!
    I grabbed the barred roo & chucked it back into the coop & the thing sounded like it growled & hissed at me! [​IMG]

    Now sitting on the sofa with my big boy on my knee, he's very happy wrapped in a furry throw purring & nuzzling [​IMG] he's going to be a night-time house chicken since we live in town & he's only allowed to crow at certain hours.

    That smaller gray barred roo is so dead soon.We thought it was just a nasty pullet, but its growing into a mean tempered little ****.
     
  2. raph

    raph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are both of them?
     
  3. ChickenCurt

    ChickenCurt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL...A friend to the end it sounds. ;)
     
  4. averycatherwood

    averycatherwood Out Of The Brooder

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    I love it!! They really are truly amazing creatures. Who knows what goes on in their heads
     
  5. GD91

    GD91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About 5-6 months - old enough to know better [​IMG] never had a cockerel go for me like that before & I've had 5.

    Its an ugly thing anyway, got a feathered crest, a wonky red crest & is a barred grey color. [​IMG]
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    He'll taste good even if he isn't the prettiest thing...
     
  7. Pooman

    Pooman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats awesome
     
  8. GD91

    GD91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH has offered to do it this time.

    It was a rooster in disguise, only realized the thing was a male last week. Thought it was just a bossy pullet since it kept having tiffs with our cockerel Alvin, then suddenly it sprouted jowls & a long tail....
    up until then it looked like a pullet, feathered in really fast as a chick etc. Just goes to show you can never be sure.

    I would have forgiven it if it was nice tempered, but I can't rehome an aggressive cockerel, he'll have to be killed.

    I've only got a small flock of 4 pullets & one cockerel, no room for another cockerel, even a good one. There's the noise to consider & the pullets coping with the matings.

    Don't know why my nice cockerel stuck up for me like that, but he's always been a pussycat with people (when I've paid attention to him) & is quite a big boy anyway. Plus he's good with the pullets, he tried grabbing them & when they squawked he'd let them go. He doesn't chase them or is mean to them. Now he never grabs at them. None of the pullets are receptive yet & I think his hormones just peaked. Anyway he hasn't tried grabbing one for weeks now, so I'm not worried.

    I do remember having a Pekin bantam cockerel who's idea of "revenge" was to toddle upto your feet & untie your shoelaces when he you had annoyed him.I'd tie them back up again & he'd do it again & just stare at me.Pekin bantam cockerels are pathetic at times [​IMG]
     
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