very sad - beautiful roo is gone

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chick-in-florida, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. must have been a hawk. i walked away for only a few minutes as an inspector was at my house. darn it all. i came back and all i found was a pile of black feathers. my gorgeous austrolorp rooster gone. All the hens and other roosters were clucking like crazy trying to tell me what happened. very sad day.
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Sounds like he mightve sacrificed himself for the safety of the others. Sorry for your loss. I hope another one of your roosters steps up in his place.
  3. coloradochick

    coloradochick Songster

    Dec 19, 2007
    Brighton, CO
    Awe how heartbreaking [​IMG] So sorry, I know how much it hurts and the guilt we feel when it happens. [​IMG]
  4. Felony

    Felony Chirping

    Nov 16, 2011
    Quebec, Canada
    Quote:Sorry to hear that [​IMG]
  5. yeah, i have other roos but he was the top dog so to speak. and so nice and tame. i found a few white feathers too so it does look like he saved his 10 ladies.
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    How sad.
  7. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chirping

    Jul 29, 2011
    sorry for your loss. he died protecting his sisters which is what his natural instinct was to do. he died knowing he saved his friends which is all you can think to stay positive. sorry for your loss and may he rest in peace. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011
  8. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    Quote:Good roo!!! Thats their job!! I am sorry for the boy >
  9. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    He died with his boots on. A good death for a roo. Sorry for your loss, but don't be sorry for him. He died doing what he should have been doing. He was a darn good boy. Hopefully one of his subordinates will step up and fill his very big shoes.

    Good luck.
  10. thank you. i always feel good watching them protect their hens. it's just heartwarming for some reason. even when he would come over to the dog and peck her butt if she accidentally got too near them. the dog would just look at me bewildered and say "what did i do?" anyway, we're going to save some of the eggs this week and hatch them so his progeny will live on!

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