Nobody said farming was painless....We have had a few traumatic experiences on our homestead over the last year - when we brought our chicken Stella back from the dead after a fox attack, when Cleo our baby goat died & today marks a third event. Finn our Rooster has been getting more aggressive over the last few weeks. He has been charging our Shepard Stella, which in a way is great bc she can be rough with the Hens. However recently he has taken a liking to charging me. Most of the time I see him rearing up, dancing and getting ready to attack me. Two weeks ago he charged me from behind and kicked me. Luckily I had my Carhartts and boots on, so he didn’t get me. It just startled me.
Since then I have been more cautious, but today I lost sight of him and was in shorts and boots. He charged me and latched onto my leg with his talons. They dug in like boot spurs. I let out a massive scream. It was scary, unexpected and painful.
BC rooster talons are like fish hooks, it looks less painful then it is. They dig down pull and do damage to the tissue in your legs. So it’s a pretty deep cut. A little bruising and oozing and I headed to CVS for a tetanus shot. Got one about 10 years ago. •
Dan came a running and now Finn is in a dog crate awaiting his fate....Not sure what that is yet.
Needless to say those with Roosters, don’t play around or loose sight of them if they show signs of aggression. I could go to the trouble of trying to break and train him, but we’d much rather find a kinder Rooster with such an active farm. #chickensofinstagram #roosterattack #farm #homestead #pain #farmlife #rooster #rhodeislandred #tetanus