Monday, January 10, 2011

Bob Strikes AGAIN ~ day 10

He is EVIL, I swear!
Meanest animal on the farm!
SOON to meet his maker.....
Last week I was the target as I bent over to feed the chickens. He wasn't even phased by the pitch fork I was holding. I was tempted to end him right then. This morning my Dad was the victim. Drew blood and all, even left a spur in his leg. If you've ever been victim of a rooster attack you know how painful it is. I may insist on doing the kill as I have been the victim of most of his attacks.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

After suffering through 3 of the meanest roosters I took it upon myself to TRAIN one from birth which I did successfully this year. Not only did I rescue him from his egg, but paid lots of attention to it all the way to adulthood. I held him a lot and hand fed him treats which made for a calmer rooster. However this fall we had way too many roosters and as my old rooster was pretty docile I had to get rid of him, so I gave him to a neighbor who bought some hens from me as pets for his children, rather than butchering him. I hope he has continued my training and in the spring I will visit him to find out how things are. But when he left here I could pick him up and pet him and had him coming when I called his name if he wasn't too pre-occupied chasing hens or dodging other rosters.

small farm girl said...

I have been known to kill roosters that attack. I won't have a mean one on the place again.

doglady said...

I have a 3 yr old,Rhode Island Red rooster who has been feisty since puberty. One of my GSDs amputated one spur when he attacked her. My male GSD, pulled out some neck feathers when attacked. They still spar through the fence and if they meet outside the fence the roo will get the worst end of the deal. He has attacked me but not since this summer when I dropped kicked him a few times. I actually teased him yesterday and he didn't get nasty. Age is a wonderful thing in males.

Sherri said...

I have a Satan, named Gator. We raised him from birth. We played with him from day one. It did not matter. You do not turn your back on him. He will attack you in a split second. He attacked my husband. He threw one of my good Pyrex dishes at him. He missed! We had to go out and pick up all the glass so the chickens would not eat it. I know if Gator hurts one our children, he is dinner.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Poor Bob. Yeah, I only have passive roosters here.

LilacCottageHomestead said...

I have had lots of roosters and everyone but one were mean, and all of them but one has met the chopping block. There is no room here for a mean rooster. They are just grain burners anyway. I don't hatch my own eggs yet.

Al @ Dandelion Acres said...

He will make the BEST soup Ever. It really is that simple!!!

Lisa said...

Hi Country Girl.
I had a rooster-briefly. He only made to about 4 months of age when he tried to take my eye out. He gave me a good scratch from just under my eye, across my cheek and almost to my ear. Needless to say, that was the last time he left the coop of his own free will. The next time he was in a dog carrier headed for Jason's Butcher Shop!
Lisa the Local

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

a little salt, pepper, garlic and rosemary and you may just learn to love him! ")

goatpod2 said...

No roosters here so I don't have to worry about that though.

Amy

Country Girl said...

Glad to see we are not alone!

Jennifer said...

Try the Buff Orpington breed, I have had several roosters for years, not once has any of them tried to attack any of us. You can walk right up to them or past them, they don't care. It's awesome cause they are gorgeous too!

Sue said...

We had Duke--and what a mean one he was. I finally turned him inside out with my 357. And it felt GOOD.