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The Death of an Rooster.

Discussion in 'Chickens' started by Sheepshape, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. Apr 5, 2019
    Sheepshape

    Sheepshape True BYH Addict

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    I had a rooster who was a high quality, visually-pleasing, Gold Brahma...called A**hole (he acquired the name after attacking me).

    This is A**hole

    Asshole.jpg

    Son of A**hole is to the left, an altogether more pleasant temperament. A**hole defined the word 'cocky'...proud, strutted everywhere, head high, claws at the ready. I agonised about getting rid of him, though,as I'd managed to gain his respect, but I didn't trust him totally around other folk.So his days were numbered...but I'd put off the day.

    Yesterday he strutted into the sheep shed, crowing and looking for trouble. Trouble came....

    One minute he was 'king of the yard', the next I found him stretched out dead on the floor. No sign of having been injured.No access to anything which could have poisoned him. Definitely hadn't been fighting.

    Now this breed occasionally have strokes or heart attacks, so it could have been either.

    His 12lb frame was roasted for 1 hour and the dog (who he chased on a regular basis) has never seemed more appreciative of a meal.

    True to say he did me a favour. Good riddance, A**hole.
     
  2. Apr 6, 2019
    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses Herd Master

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    :lol: He looks like he was a BC Marans.

    I have several roosters -- awaiting freezer camp. I have one who is very sweet to humans, excellent with the hens. He stays! :D =D

    The ones destined for my plate increased 2 days ago as one of the young, large RIRs jumped onto a hen who was not "his" and I saw he would not let her up -- she was struggling and I honestly thought he was killing her. I went over a fence, snatched his nasty self off and promptly put him into a cage. Like you, I will enjoy his A**hole self from the roaster!! Bought a new hatchet just last week for the others, he's getting first use. :cool: He should have been nice!

    Monday or Tuesday is "the day" for the boys. Cut the feed bill, fill the canner/freezer.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2019
    Devonviolet

    Devonviolet Herd Master

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    WOW! Twelve pounds!! That’s a big bird! We had a batch of Buff Brahma roosters, that I bought to raise for the freezer. We left them with the general population, until the day I saw FIVE of them trying to gang rape one hen. I kicked them off and then went about collecting them and putting them in the back chicken run, until we could butcher them. They got downright mean with some of the other roosters. I still remember some of the smaller ones sticking their heads through the 2x4 fencing, trying to get away from the bigger bullies. I was sure glad to see them go, the day we butchered them!!!

    BTW, @Sheepshape, we still have the one Buff Brahama hen, that got included with the roosters, by mistake. She looks a lot like your buff hen in the lower right corner, of your photo. She is a sweet girl and a pretty addition to our flock.
     
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  4. Apr 6, 2019
    Sheepshape

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    I don't actually eat meat :hide, but I have no qualms whatever in feeding him to my carnivores (cats,dog etc.....the dog is especially fond of roast rooster....in particular this one who regularly chased him). Big, mean birds (or little ones, for that matter) aren't welcome.

    yes, a super- heavy a**hole....his testicles....fed to the dog, were HUGE.

    She's a Gold Partridge Brahma hen....slightly darker feathers than a Buff. Like most Brahmas she is very sweet....but wants to be broody all the time.

    We're all better off without A**hole!
     
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  5. Apr 6, 2019
    Devonviolet

    Devonviolet Herd Master

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    @Sheepshape,, I got spurred, by one of the Buff Orpington roosters, that we just recently sold. After our experience with the Buff Brahama roosters, we kept these roos in the back chicken run from the beginning. That batch of chicks, that we got from the hatchery, went from the heated barn stall, to the chicken run, as they feathered out. Then, when we moved the hens to the geeneral population, one night after dark, we left the roosters in the run.

    Since DH feeds the animals, and wears farm boots (Wellies) he never got hurt when the roosters would try to spur him. Howeveer when we had decided to sell the birds online (CraigsList), I went into the run to take photos. I had taken just one step into the run, and two of the roos came after me at the same time. While I kicked one back, the other got me with his spur. He got me twice before I could kick him back and get out of the run. :duc So I ended up with two holes in my shins. :somad If we weren’t planning to sell them, the one that got me would have ended up in the stewpot. Since we sold all the roosters right away, for a pretty penny, we laughed our way all the way to the bank, and he is not our problem anymore!!! :celebrate
     
  6. Apr 6, 2019
    AmberLops

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    Ha ha! He's gorgeous but I know how roosters can be :eek:
    I'm thinking about getting Brahmas...are they a good breed to have besides the angry roosters?
    In Hawaii (where I grew up) there are wild chickens running around everywhere you look. And the roosters can be pretty mean when your at the beach or trying to have a relaxing day. The tourists always feed them and think they're so cute until they get attacked! :lol::plbb
     
  7. Apr 6, 2019
    Devonviolet

    Devonviolet Herd Master

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    :lol: :yuckyuck :lol:
     
  8. Apr 6, 2019
    goatgurl

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    beautiful bird but as my old mama used to say, pretty is as pretty does. and in that respect he wasn't pretty at all. even as a vegetarian didn't you want to take one little bite or roast chicken as revenge. might have tasted sweet.
     
  9. Apr 6, 2019
    Devonviolet

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    :lol: @goatgurl! Has the stormy weather made you studder a bit??? :gig
     
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    goatgurl

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    why @Devonviolet I have no idea what you're talking about. :tongue