One Tough Roo

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by JRGriff, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. JRGriff

    JRGriff Out Of The Brooder

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    While visiting family on Christmas Day, our flock was free ranging. We came home to find feathers from many of our ~20 hens spread around the farm. A neighborhood dog from a mile away had visited our normally very quiet of our nick of the woods.There was only one head missing - our Brahma roo that sat 2nd seat. I was relieved to see our alpha roo had survived, but felt bad that our backup had been lost.

    This morning I got a call that one of our flock was spotted nearly a mile away next to the home of the dogs that we suspected had caused the incident. My wife had done a head-count the night before and we were surprised that it was the missing roo that we had thought dead. He survived six nights and days in the tough West Virginia weather and tougher dog population with nothing except the woods for cover. We brought him home and he is now in the garage eating and drinking after the ordeal. It's very true about the Brahmas...they can be a hearty and strong breed. Very glad to have the tough boy home.
     
  2. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow! Great story. And he's not injured at all?
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    That is definitely one tough and lucky rooster. Glad he and the girls are all OK. Hope you are able to take care of the dogs that caused the incident if they return.
     
  4. JRGriff

    JRGriff Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! It was ummm...taken care of [​IMG]
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Glad you got him back okay. Poor boy. Those people need to keep check of their dogs!! [​IMG]
     
  6. chicksurreal

    chicksurreal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad your roo is okay! What an amazing story!
     
  7. showinbirds

    showinbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great!!!!!
     
  8. JRGriff

    JRGriff Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! He's got some re-feathering to do from the attack but he's doing real well.
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    What an awesome story! Glad he's back on track.
     
  10. JRGriff

    JRGriff Out Of The Brooder

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    Some tail and rump feathers missing, but here's the fella out-and-about today:
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