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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 Chirping

    Jan 31, 2007
    Hope Hull, Alabama
    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

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    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 In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2007
  4. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    so sad
  5. Llysse

    Llysse Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    What does a dyslexic agnostic insomniac do?


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


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

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    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]
  7. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

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

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    Quote:Amen, to that sistah! [​IMG]

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

    KrisRose Songster

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

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member


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