Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Solitary Confinement

Over the weekend me and my husband built a new pen we can use to separate chickens. It's our hope to be able to separate them by breed, mostly. Then we can get purebred chicks off of them. But, I found another great use for it. We can use it as a hospital for sick or hurt chickens or as a place to punish bad roosters.

I'm sure you remember the rooster who was attacking my youngest son. Well, while we were out there building the pen, which is actually inside their outside run, that rooster attacked my son again. We were all in the run, helping to build the pen when it happened. It's so strange that there are 3 other roosters and Hunter can be around all of them without getting attacked. So, we can use this extra pen to put that rooster in when the little one goes outside and wants to see the chickens. It's jail for chickens.

Here's my favorite rooster, Prince. For some reason, he doesn't like my husband very much. So, this ends up happening a lot when the hubby is out there. Although, my husband does kind of egg it on. I think Prince is jealous, and he's just trying to protect me. But, if he attacks Hunter, he's going in to solitary confinement too!

My husband wanted me to make sure y'all know, he's not kicking Prince. Prince is attacking his foot. All he has to do is stick it out there, and Prince attacks. So sweet of him to defend me like that, lol!


Eggs In My Pocket said...

I know how it is to have attack chickens! lol. Holding pens are always good for so many things. I had a hen with a spike on one leg. I have never seen a hen like that. Anyhow, she hatched out 4 chicks and became aggressive. She attacked me several times and ripped my hand up really bad. She then started beating up her chicks. I gave her chicks to another hen who took them in and I gave the aggressive hen away. We have to do what we have to do right? Have a good week. blessings,Kathleen

Montee said...

I guess you can't call those roosters "chicken." Ha, ha. Sorry, I just had to say that. They are beautiful birds.

Barb J. said...

You put him in time out - funny!

QuiltedSimple said...

I love the idea of a chicken time out. We have 2 roos who could be agressive towards the kids - they are going to the inlaws this weekend.

Together We Save said...

Crazy rooster. You are lucky to have some protection but just who is he protecting you from. :-)