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#76 2013-02-06 00:39:17

dreamergirl
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Registered: 2012-07-12
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Re: My EOs can be MEAN!

I had to go into the coop and hug the ladies after all of that.:happycrowd"

I'll send up a flare if I decide to adopt a new roo. :thanks:

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#77 2013-02-06 16:40:25

dahlisgrams
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From: NY
Registered: 2012-08-06
Posts: 267

Re: My EOs can be MEAN!

dreamergirl wrote:

I had to go into the coop and hug the ladies after all of that.:happycrowd"

I'll send up a flare if I decide to adopt a new roo. :thanks:

I'll bet! Congratulations on becoming mean rooster free.. bet the girls will appreciate the break!:jumping:

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#78 2013-02-06 23:49:07

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
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Re: My EOs can be MEAN!

Sorry to hear you had that scary experience Dreamergirl.  I would have done the same and put them in the freezer.  I had the most gorgeous dude I hatched last year that ran up my arm and hit me feet first the same way when was reaching in their tractor to check the feed and water.  He went in the :eat:  such a shame, as he was gorgeous colour and build. 

I have has a good 100 EOs roos here over the years and he was the only one that has even done anything like that. I had a wheaten maran that did the same last year too, and the remaining one is on borrowed time for a warmer day for processing, since doing the same. 

I do handle my roos regularly and they know I can pick them up any time I want.  The neck grabbing tends to work well to discipline the juveniles and they really do sulk (you have to chuckle), but when a mature roo is doing that and attacking, it is not acceptable no matter what the breed.  With the good old 5 or 10 hens to 1 rooster ratio, we never have to settle on a rooster!  :thumbs:

I am sure hatching eggs are also an option from EO people on here  if you choose to breed them.  Then you can give them another chance from scratch and see how they turn out before breeding.  I find I am more likely to be assaulted by my hens (than the roos) the hens are greedy and if you hold out food they are not too picky whether they peck food or your hand! :duh:

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#79 2013-02-07 00:32:55

dreamergirl
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Registered: 2012-07-12
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Re: My EOs can be MEAN!

:thanks: He was gorgeous too :(  But I guess it's all part of the selective breeding process to refine the breed.

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#80 2013-02-07 01:35:04

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
Posts: 839

Re: My EOs can be MEAN!

Gorgous is as gorgous does  :chook:  There are plenty of other handsome bachelor EOs in Ontario from the two lines SLK and BHR.


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#81 2013-02-07 01:45:35

dreamergirl
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Re: My EOs can be MEAN!

Yep, gorgeous means more than just pretty feathers.  ;)

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#82 2013-02-19 17:34:56

Little Boy Blue
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From: Marble Falls, Texas
Registered: 2012-07-11
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Re: My EOs can be MEAN!

I kept three EO last Fall to breed.  One started acting bad.  I really wanted to breed him since I am in my first generation of EO and want the depth that another unrelated cockerel would add to my flock.  I finally said enough is enough and got rid of him.  It was the single best cull I have ever made.  It was night and day how much more enjoyable the flock was once the agressive cockerel was gone from flock #2.


Cottage Hill Black Copper Marans & Cream Legbars

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#83 2013-02-19 22:43:14

dreamergirl
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Registered: 2012-07-12
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Re: My EOs can be MEAN!

For sure! I agree!

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#84 2014-10-28 14:29:39

plbuck
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From: Lexington Kentucky USA
Registered: 2014-10-26
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Re: My EOs can be MEAN!

RE silkie/Marraduna Basque cross.  I raised one.  Good layer and setter, but starts laying about 3 weeks after hatching and immediately turns on chicks.  I had her raising a dozen Serama chicks and if they hadn't hidden under the raised platform I kept their food and water on to help keep it clean, she would probably have killed them.  I named her "Mommie Dearest," and gave her away with a warning.

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#85 2014-10-28 22:49:22

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: My EOs can be MEAN!

I've got a Silkie EO cross pullet that's just a sweet as can be. She's a good little mama, too. She looks just like a small EO hen wit a poof and the fifth toe. (From Silkie hen/EO cock)

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