Rogue Game Rooster Made a BBBAAAAADDDDD Mistake!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by lockedhearts, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Hubby was off work today so we slept in. I get up about 9 and go to the barn to feed Horses, I see a rooster loose in the yard. At first I thought it was Barney, my second Silver Phoneix Roo, but on closer inspection it wasn't. He was fighting through the fence with my Barred Cochin, Knickers and poor Knickers was beat all to heck.
    It took me a while but I finally ran him out of the yard. He stayed gone the whole time I was out there, about 30 minutes so I assumed he went back to wherever he came from.
    About 10:30 I let my two Female Jack Russells and my Cocker Spaniel out front. I went out a few minutes later and they were barking up a storm, they had caught the Rogue who obviously was not real brilliant and he was torn up pretty good. Hubby had to finish the job and bury him.
    I felt bad that my dogs got him, but this is the reason my Chickens are locked up and I did run him off.
    Honestly, I think in the end he was better off, I think he was more than just a Yard Rooster, his spurs were enormous and very pointy!

    May this be a lesson to all the other Rogue Roosters in the neighborhood.
     
  2. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    I would shoot any rogue chickens on sight. Hate to be cold, it's just a matter of biosecurity.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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  4. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I don't do guns, Hubby has a .22 but I tried to be nice and run it off first.
    But yeah definitely Bio-Security was in my mind. I honestly think it came from next door, although they have always kept their chickens locked up before. These are the same people that had one cat, then 2 cats then all of a sudden there are cats all over the place. Yeah, if my dogs catch Cats, it generally does not end up very well either. They also had a dog one time, she had several litters of puppies and another neighbor finally took her to the vet and had her spayed .
     

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