Our Roo, Lawrence, is a HERO!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jessupfamily, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2007
    SW Indiana
    Yesterday, a Peregrin Falcon came for lunch! He left hungry! We have rope strung all over one side of the yard to protect the chickens from the falcons here (We live in downtown Evansville and they introduced them to control the pigeon population). Hawks and falcons generally will not drop down through rope strung around (it gives the illusion of netting). However, this one landed on our fence and then jumped down into the yard. This gave the chickens lots of warning and they were frantic and running for cover! All of the babies seemed to have disappeared, good skills that mama taught them. But the falcon was literally on top of my little Seabright mix hen, Bertha! Lawrence is not her "man". But, was defending the entire flock! He is blind in one eye, but he went off on the falcon! (Lawrence is a Silkie/Buff Orp. mix and he is very large for that mix, he is as big if not slightly bigger than the falcon!) He jumped on it and flogged it over and over! Needless to say, the falcon didn't think much about Bertha anymore! And he high tailed it out of here (but got a little tangled in the rope before hand). So Lawrence is HERO of the summer!!! [​IMG] And we added a lot more rope to the weaving!
    We've always loved our Lawrence! [​IMG]
  2. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    wow that falcon wont be coming back any time soon
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I love "rooster saves the day" stories! [​IMG]
  4. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008
    That's a really cool story [​IMG]
  5. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2008
    Northern Kentucky
    Go Lawrence!
  6. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    [​IMG] What a GOOD BOY, Lawrence!!!! How is Bertha doing?
  7. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
  8. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    Go Lawrence...go Lawrence....[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2007
    Marin, California
    Yay for lawrence! [​IMG]
  10. skyfires

    skyfires Trying to hide

    Jul 19, 2008
    The Ozarks of Arkansas
    LAWRENCE IS THE MAN !!!!!! And the perfect Knight In Shinning Armor!!!!
    Chickens - 20
    Hawk - 0 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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