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I told about my new hens and rooster on another thread. The Little Black Hen had established the "pecking order" immediately. Well Rosie had been afraid of Little Black Hen and was leaving her along. But the new hens and rooster were fair game. When she went to herd them into the hen house, they took off running and half flying in every direction. That was all Rosie needed--the game was on. She took out after the rooster and as fast as she is couldn't catch up with him. Larry and I were hollering for her to stop and she finally did when her daddy went after her. All this is the lead-un.

Last night DH and Rosie went to close the hen house door and make sure all was secure. They had all gone in except the rooster. When he saw Rosie he attacked DH! He got on his leg and was flogging and pecking. Of course DH thought it was funny and admired him at the same time. The way we figure is that rooster knew he couldn't whip Rosie, so he decided to pick on the biggest one there and maybe he (DH) would be so scared of him that DH would then tell Rosie just how bad the rooster was and then she would leave him alone. We had a good laugh at the rooster's expense.
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poor little rooster.... poor DH....

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I told about my new hens and rooster on another thread. The Little Black Hen had established the "pecking order" immediately. Well Rosie had been afraid of Little Black Hen and was leaving her along. But the new hens and rooster were fair game. When she went to herd them into the hen house, they took off running and half flying in every direction. That was all Rosie needed--the game was on. She took out after the rooster and as fast as she is couldn't catch up with him. Larry and I were hollering for her to stop and she finally did when her daddy went after her. All this is the lead-un.

Last night DH and Rosie went to close the hen house door and make sure all was secure. They had all gone in except the rooster. When he saw Rosie he attacked DH! He got on his leg and was flogging and pecking. Of course DH thought it was funny and admired him at the same time. The way we figure is that rooster knew he couldn't whip Rosie, so he decided to pick on the biggest one there and maybe he (DH) would be so scared of him that DH would then tell Rosie just how bad the rooster was and then she would leave him alone. We had a good laugh at the rooster's expense.
I read somewhere (? aging memory) that Havs in Cuba were used to herd chickens. Sounds like that might be true. Good for Rosie. LOL

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Hope the rooster stays afraid of Rosie. I would have love to see it.

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Linda, I also read that they herded the chickens in Cuba. It did seem to come naturally to Rosie. However, if they start running, she gives chase because she thinks that is the best game. Someone to run with her. The few times that the chickens stopped, Rosie stopped. Then she made that little playful jumping around thing they do and would take off as if to get the chicken to chase her. Trouble is the chickens don't know how to play. If they decide to stand their ground, they will flog with their wings and sometimes peck. That is what Little Black Hen did to Rosie. But if she just goes out and starts herding and they don't run--then pretty quickly they are all in the hen house. Obviously the new chickens have never been around a dog and as I discovered today don't come to "chick, chick, chick. And they don't know anything about eatting veggie scraps. Little Black Hen of course came running and immediately got to the scraps. The others just stood around watching. But they will catch on pretty quick. Even though their brain is just a wide spot on an artery, they use all of that wide spot and are really pretty smart.
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Grandsons are here for the weekend. I told them last night that I wanted the old chicken fencing taken down and they were to help DH today and he made new nesting boxes, etc. Well, I get up early and made coffee--thinking how quite the house was--my favorite time of the day. Then I look out my kitchen windows and here is a 10 year old little boy running as hard as he could back to the house with a rooster right on his backside. The child was truely scared. I wish that I had a video of it though and of course being the person that I am, I opened the back door for him as laughed that he was afraid of a little rooster. He didn't care that I laughed, he wasn't going back out to work on the fence with the rooster out there. I finally had to go scare rooster off. It is exciting around here at 6 am.
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I don't blame him for being scared!! I would run too if a rooster started chasing me!
( I'm chicken!!)

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birds are mean and scary. However, little boys seem always to get chased by them.

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