revenge of the roo

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by nicktide, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. nicktide

    nicktide Out Of The Brooder

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    Back in the fall, I witnessed an attack by a redtail hawk on one of my hens that was free ranged while we were home. Within seconds our 3-4 month old leghorn roo chased off the hawk. the hen was missing a few feathers but was unharmed. A few days later I saw a coopers hawk on top of that same hen... dead. [​IMG]
    Anyway, a few weeks ago, the wind had blown the netting off the make shift run and I looked over to see my roo on top of a coopers hawk, trying to flog the heck out of it. Too bad my roo doesnt have spurs yet. I still laugh when I think about the rooster pinning a chicken hawk to the ground.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Thanks.

    I love to hear stories like this!

    I hope the rooster did him in. [​IMG]
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    What an awesome story! Your little roo sounds very brave! What breed is he?
     
  4. nicktide

    nicktide Out Of The Brooder

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    he is a white leghorn.
     

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