Gone Gone Gone

Our one remaining rooster got kicked out of the barn for injuring our banty hen Nugget.  We found her almost pecked to death and moved her to the big barn to recuperate.  The rooster continued to hang around the hens acting all sad about being banished until a few days ago when he up and disappeared without leaving as much as a feather.  We are guessing that hawk that’s been hanging around may have grabbed him.  Or maybe he just flew off and found a farm that appreciated him more than ours.  Nugget’s injuries are all better but her personality has changed.  She used to be a real scrapper and the fastest bird on our farm.  Now she’s very docile and easy to catch.  At least she’s healed.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TroubleT
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 07:55:36

    Poor Nugget! I’m glad that she’s on the mend. 🙂

    So do you just get another rooster? Do they all become this aggressive?

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  2. Connie
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 09:01:46

    Nah, we didn’t really need one to start with. We’re not raising chicks from eggs so there’s no reason to have one. He was the last holdout from the bunch of mixed sex chicks we got last October. They do get aggressive when they reach maturity and it’s no surprise he picked on our smallest hen.

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  3. Jennifer
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 13:06:08

    Well I’m glad Nugget survived the incident – she’s the cutest little hen ever! 🙂

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