Rooster just attacked

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by fancyandfree43, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. fancyandfree43

    fancyandfree43 New Egg

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    One leghorn roo just bit the toenail off another leghorn roo that doesn't seem as mature.
     
  2. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They're leghorns.. what do you expect?
     
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  3. Chickapooh23

    Chickapooh23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW, can you separate them to keep him from picking on the injuried one. I think that all breeds will fight with each other roos. It's a guy thing.
     
  4. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not so much a roo thing as a breed thing. Leghorns are known to be aggressive. My w mother tended 3,000 when she was younger. She described then as "Mean as snakes" and made me promise I wouldn't get leghorns since I have 2 small kids.

    My wellies roos, Orpington, roos and BCM roos get along very well. There is an occasional show down with maybe a single kick. Then it's over and the boys and girls eat dinner together. Never had them draw blood.
     

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