Wednesday, February 27, 2013
My roosters are trying to kill each other!
Two of my roosters started fighting each other, at first it was funny watching the chase all over the yard. I watched for maybe 10 minutes laughing because they had made about fifty laps. They got tired and eventually started the wrestling, neck biting, and spurring, that's when it wasn't funny anymore! I took my old trusty broom outside and tried to seperate them. They just bit the broom. A couple whacks on the fanny, they still wouldn't quit. At first I was furious and thought "fine kill each other" then I saw how much blood they had on their necks. I was about to cry. I couldn't make them quit fighting and I really didn't want them to kill each other. I finally grabbed a 5 gallon bucket filled it with water and threw it on them! The fight was over, thank goodness. I love my boys, they protect the girls from hawks. This weekend they had sounded the alarm while I was outside and to my horror right above my head was a hawk. I was so proud of them for seeing it and warning the others! I had always planned on keeping Lil' Squirt, and Old Man has the nicest feathered legs I have ever seen (he also didn't join in the fight) so those two will stay. Randy who I think got the best of Lil' Squirt at some point will have to go. When I can catch them, those two roo's will be penned up seperately. I will treat their wounds and once Randy heals he will be put up for sale. I hope Lil' Squirt and Old Man can get along after he's gone. I have never seen a fight that brutal before and I hope I never see one again!