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taking in a 'bully' roo?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by NiaAbbott, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. NiaAbbott

    NiaAbbott In the Brooder

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    A friend of mine got 6 buff O's maybe 3 months ago, 'all pullets', about a month ago four were killed, one injured (gash on her back) and one with a bloody beak but no injury. The thought was that one killed the others. (the coup was pretty sound) the injured one ls fine now, though he cant remember which was which, and they have been doing well, I went over and saw them for the first time the other day... and I'm pretty sure one is a roo...
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    He cant have roo's in town, and asked if I would take him...
    Should I? I've been wanting a roo, but my concern is if he did kill the others I don't want him to hurt mine...
    thoughts?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Yes, the one bird is a cockerel - I seriously doubt that he killed the other chickens. If he were indeed a 'killer', why hasn't he killed the pullet pictured with him?
     
  3. NiaAbbott

    NiaAbbott In the Brooder

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    That was my thought, but I didn't see the birds, I just had what he thought happened to go by.
    He did say that this one is aggressive and loud, but I don't know what he has to compare it to.
     

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