He is my first Roo... my first chicken. In a flock of 20 hens (all laying by the way... woop woop!) and 3 Roosters, Slash is the little guy. The other 2 roos are EE's, and as of Tuesday, they outgrew and out hormoned him. Don't get me wrong... Slash has plenty of "pep" but apparently size matters.
Wednesday morning, he was out of the chicken pen. Thinking he just grew his wing feathers back, we just returned him to the coop. He took one look at the other two "big boys" and literally crawled around the 2x4's supporting the chicken wire and hid in the hen house. Something was up, but I was ready to leave for work and had to leave things as they were. (No blood or feathers... just a stange acting roo.)
Wednesday evening, I went to the hen house, and Slash was gone again! I looked everywhere, but no Slash.
Thursday again no Slash, but since there was no sign of feathers or carnage, I thought he had taken himself to greener pastures. I thought I could hear him, but the grass and weeds next door are pretty tall, and Slash is pretty short and spooked.
Friday morning still gone, but after I went to work, DH heard a pathetic crowing. He searched everywhere, and finally spotted him stuck between the recycled window in the hen house and the 2x12 we use to keep in the deep litter. DH and son had to almost break the window to get him out, but they did it. Out of the frying pan into the fire! Poor little guy was trying to escape 2 bullies, and landed in trouble for 48 hours! At least he had a view.
So now he has a pathetic temporary pen with one RIR hen to keep him company. This is my friendliest hen, and poor girl will never come near me again after I lured her over, grabbed her up and tossed her into some tenement with a sex starved maniac who gets mad that he can't finish the job! He is trying to get his groove on, but keeps falling off!
So now I need to find a couple of bantam hens to keep him company, and turn what I was going to have as a bachelor pad into a Bantam love nest. (I just don't want to start with chicks again this year.)