So what exactly is flogging?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bustermommy, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep seeing this, but don't really know what it means. Help please!
     
  2. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's when the rooster leaps on you and beats you rapidly with his wings - it can hurt!
     
  3. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. That's the image I had, but I wanted to be sure.
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    not with the wings, with his spurs
     
  5. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So he's actually flying at you feet first clawing you? OUCH!
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Not clawing, but spurring you rapidly. I was going to add you'll know it when it happens to you.
     
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  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Think THAT'S bad,...... I raise turkeys! Almost got blinded by a "Flying Kick" by a new mother hen! [​IMG]
     
  8. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So it's like a bunch of really fast kicks? Still OUCH. Can't imagine a turkey. [​IMG]
     
  9. Meat Hunter

    Meat Hunter Out Of The Brooder

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    So there is an official name for that? Huh.....My old Roo would flog the crap out of me. One time I swore I was bleeding THRU my jeans. Strangely enough, his behavior stopped when my boys soccer ball was between the two of us. Lets just say, he ain't no Pele LOL
     
  10. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Got the picture!
     

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