Sad Day...lost a rooster

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by rooster0209, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    One of my guinea roosters was hit on the road today. They are not scared of vehicles at all and there is really no way of keeping them off the road, other than locking them up. If you do that, you might as well not have them.

    They aren't tame, but still. Some people will not do anything to avoid an animal on the road. I dont know, but I bet he could have been avoided. Poor guy, made it to over a year old too.

    I am going to miss him
     
  2. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    869
    0
    149
    Feb 22, 2008
    Kingman, AZ
    The loss of your guinea saddens me. You're right that many drivers don't try to avoid animals on the road; the way some of them drive, they probably don't even see them, or if they do, they aim for them.
     
  3. smith2

    smith2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    596
    0
    149
    Jan 5, 2008
    Paris, TN
    I had guineas back in the spring, but I had the same problem. They wouldn't stay out of the road. One female did hatch a clutch of babies (25), but something got them all. I am like you, what is the use of having them if you have to pen them up. I loved them, but I won't get anymore.[​IMG]
     
  4. DoDa

    DoDa Out Of The Brooder

    22
    1
    24
    Apr 3, 2008
    Portage, WI
    So sorry about your loss.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    5,644
    371
    303
    Jan 14, 2008
    Guineas seem to like being in the road. Couldn't tell you how many times I've started to give someone directions to my house only to have them stop me and ask "the place with the Guineas in the road?".
    I lose 1 or 2 a year but I have them for insect control so caging them isn't an option.
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    7,008
    22
    261
    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Sorry for your loss.
     
  7. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    Quote:I have the exact same issue.

    I wonder how long the hen that paired w/that rooster will pair up with the other pair? She is sticking close to the coop. I have quite a few eggs in the bator so I will have more. They arent really tame, so I wasnt "close" to him, but still dont like seeing them on the road.

    DH picked it up and fed it to his moms barn cats. Told me it didnt go to waste [​IMG]
     
  8. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

    852
    0
    139
    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    I am very sorry about your rooster. Folks need to slow down.... [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by