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Update on: RIR rooster: unprovoked attack>>>

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ohb, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. ohb

    ohb Out Of The Brooder

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    The Lord works in mysterious ways. A few days after the RIR pulled off his personal Pearl Harbor attack I was working on the coop and inadvertantly left a place he could hop up onto and then hop over the fence, which he did. My dog Whitey, a genuine Heinz 57, then pounced on him. End of RIR. I didn't get mad at Whitey because he just did what nature put inside him to do. Besides, Whitey and I have a gentleman's agreement that anything inside the pen is off limits, but if it gets out it is fair game. This is how I learned about the advantages of clipping flight feathers. [​IMG] Anyway, ol' Rooster Cogburn now roosts in the great coop in the sky and I get to go pick out a replacement next week when the hardware store gets a new shipment in. I think a flock of 10 hens needs a rooster around to maintain the expected social order, and I do love hearing one crow in the morning. Thanks to all who posted thoughts and tips in response to my original post.
     
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    So true. God watches over us all. Sorry to hear of the loss on the one hand, but obviously it was for the best. [​IMG]
     
  3. Hoolie

    Hoolie Out Of The Brooder

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  4. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so sad
     
  5. Llysse

    Llysse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does a dyslexic agnostic insomniac do?




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    Sits up at night and wonders if there really IS a dog.

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    (Sorry, that was a little off topic...)
     
  6. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Any time a large group of folks gets together, there will be many differences of opinion about many different things. The more tolerant we are of those differences, the happier a world we will all live in! [​IMG]
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  7. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Llysse - [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Amen, to that sistah! [​IMG]

    (sorry, couldn't stop myself.)
     
  9. KrisRose

    KrisRose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2007
    Davison, MI.
    Hoolie- Great post.[​IMG]
     
  10. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:Amen.
     

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