Why Chickens Depress Me.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by AthamGI, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. AthamGI

    AthamGI In the Brooder

    Jan 11, 2007
    As I've said before, I have too many darn roosters. They kill hens, they beat each other up, they're just monsters.

    I had two broody hens underneath the shed, and I couldn't catch them. These are old silkie-cross hens, very good hens, and they're more like pets. They've been brooding for 20 days, but for the last few days, I realized they hadn't come out of the nest. So, I reach under, discovering one of the hens is right by the edge, and I pull her out, and find nothing but a torso and head. I was so shaken up; I love these birds. The other hen was in the same condition, they're eggs were thrown everywhere, cold or cracked.

    I leave the God-darn roosters out all the time, and the monsters just won't die. Nothing gets to them, and for every hen that dies, there are three roosters to fill in. I'm so upset right now, and I just needed to vent. My poor hens.
  2. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    can you cull the roosters and have a big BBQ?
  3. AthamGI

    AthamGI In the Brooder

    Jan 11, 2007
    Quote:That's been recommended several times... I just don't have the heart to kill them. They function properly, they're just arse holes.
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I don't think it was the roos that killed your girls...but I'm still sorry for your losses...
    It's a Karmic Law that your favourites are the first ones to go and the ones you wish would fall off the face of the earth stick around...
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I'm sorry-how frustrating! And how awful to reach under there and pull out a carcass instead of a live, screaming broody!
  6. Hotwings

    Hotwings Songster

    Jan 27, 2007
    southwestern Michigan
    If you don't want to cull them maybe you could find a home for them. Maybe if they were separated they wouldn't be so aggressive. What kinds of breed are your roos anyway?
  7. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    Bummer [​IMG] Sorry to hear it.
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    Rehome the roos and put your broody hens in a safe enclosure to sit on eggs. Sorry for your losses, but the solutions are there..you just need to do it.


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