We have an attack meat chicken!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by SIMZ, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of our 4 week old Cornish X (meatie, broiler, meat chicken, whatever) attacked me tonight! This little guy actually came at me when I was trying corral the chickens into their shelter. He even left a welt on my hand where he bit me. We've raised quite a few of these and I've never had one be mean like that. He must be the same one that was trying to get me the other day when I was moving them somewhere and I thought it was kind of cute. Not anymore - that hurt! [​IMG]
     
  2. serama hen

    serama hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe hes trying to defend something or took top of the peking order is he the only roo is he bigger tha
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Teach the little booger a lesson and eat him. That'll learn him to not bite the hand that feeds him.
     
  4. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think I've ever had a "normal" breed chicken attack me like that at 4 weeks. Thankfully, he'll soon be too big to move fast enough to do any harm.
     
  6. Gofygure

    Gofygure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had an entire batch of RIR cockerels start to go vicious at the tender age of three weeks. Don't think I've ever heard of a vicious broiler though. Their little kidney beans never really develop enough to start pumping testosterone.

    I would take the scientific approach and dissect him ASAP to determine the cause of his little attitude problem. [​IMG]
     
  7. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vicious RIR cockerels = PROBLEM, right? They never get too big to move fast and it's not worth processing them at 6 weeks. [​IMG]

    We'll be processing the first of the batch next Friday. Guess who is going to be in that bunch??
     
  8. Gofygure

    Gofygure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha, I was willing to tolerate their nasty little behaviors until they started pecking my pullets bloody. After that they went away as quickly as I could find someone to take them.

    Hope he's tasty. :D
     

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