- Feb 27, 2019
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- Central Indiana
They can learn, but I only give them a few chances. If they keep it up, I get rid of them. Either eat them, or if they are a special breed, I put them on Craigslist and see if it’s worth it to somebody else to give them another chance.I have 12 chickens. Purchased last fall at the local PNW farm store. 90% accuracy on being pullets. Well...........one was a rooster. Lavender Orp. He's been attacking hubs a bit and today, he got me good with his beak. I kicked him, waited for him to advance, swift kicked again four more times. Ran inside, washed the bleeding on the back of my left hand really well, then poured alcohol over it. Will he learn?
I've only butchered two chickens. Once in a Meat Science class in the 70's and one sick one in 2010. I can do it, but not sure if a gorgeous mean fowl is worth the effort.
Lavender Orpington might be in demand where you are. Or maybe not, but you could see. The 3 lav orp roosters I’ve had have all been sweethearts. If he doesn’t improve for you, maybe a change of coop and being new to a strange flock will make him nice for someone else.