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Old Rooster
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Manitoba    Posted 02-14-2005 at 08:00:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have an old boy, who, out of a dozen ladies, has a favorite that he will not leave alone. Its gotten so bad that she has no feathers left on her back and now is bleeding. Can I cut off his spurs somehow? Or is there something else to curb his love? I have removed her from the flock to recupe.

Rickstir    Posted 02-14-2005 at 14:33:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is he the only rooster? Is there a monetary reason for keeping him? I have 13 hens and two roos, they take it easy with the ladies. They better or off with their heads. I won't tolerate an aggressive rooster. When I had the last one, I put him by himself for a week. He could see them, but it didn't help. Guess he didn't understand me when I told him it was he last chance to lighten up on the girls. He tasted pretty good. Life is too short to doctor up the hens because of an old sailer. I have been without a roo sometimes too. But to tell you the truth, it seems the girls like a little now and then. It is a laugh riot when we throw out some extra lettuce or something. The roos run over and start to cluck like they have just bought everyone tickets to the buffet! They won't eat until the girls start peckign away.

Manitoba    Posted 02-14-2005 at 13:53:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks..that helps alot.. I was concerned about
cutting to close and with what...
I will give it a try....

egh    Posted 02-14-2005 at 09:51:03       [Reply]  [No Email]

you can try rooster jail for a few days or you can trim his spurs. the link below is some instructions for you if you need them.
round pen/rooster jail
use the 2"x4"x4` feild fence. i cut to length 2-4`sections and 1-12`, then connect the 12` section end to end and secure with hog rings and then center the 4` sections and secure for the top and bottom, and then cut out a access door, and cut a peice of fence large enough to overlap the openning and secure it above with hogrings, these will work as hinges. and i use the heavy duty rubber buggie cords for securing the door.

side cutters
hog ring pliers
hog rings
2"x4"x4` feild fence
bungie cord

Fern(Mi)    Posted 02-14-2005 at 13:10:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
You should be ashamed of that near empty shed. Move it over here. I'll have it so full the only room left will be our standing outside talking about it.

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