His Days Are Numbered

A Dark Brahma Rooster Whose Days Are Numbered

A Dark Brahma Rooster Whose Days Are Numbered

Oh yes indeed.
He’s going to meet his Maker if he pecks at me one more time.


Katherine Grossman

Katherine Grossman was born and raised in the greater Washington, D.C area. But for the last 30 years Mrs. Grossman has lived a life of deliberate self-reliance in rural western Pennsylvania. She loves to garden, knit mittens; makes a killer meatloaf and has been known to deliver triplet lambs with her eyes closed. 


  5 comments for “His Days Are Numbered

  1. Edward
    March 6, 2013 at 2:07 pm


    Go after him with a plastic bat till he turns and runs. Might take couple of times to get it into his head…. but it works… had to do it with our bardrock, now he is nice as can be to people

    He looks like a fine rooster… shame to lose


    • KMG
      March 6, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      Edward –
      My husband says the same thing :-)
      I wailed on him yesterday with a shepherd’s crook but he hasn’t learned his lesson yet. Not an hour ago he took off after my husband while he was unloading hay.
      I think that rooster has got a standing date with my broomstick before the month is out.

      • Edward
        March 7, 2013 at 9:01 am

        It took 3 or 4 times using him as a soccer ball before he caught on :-) …. its very important to make him run away and you keep chasing him to impress upon him who is bigger…. then after he stops chasing, reinforce by periodically walk directly at him to challenge him and make him turn away then ignore him
        Hubby needs to do the same
        I got my kids to do the same …. the first time my oldest girl looked like the karate kid balancing on 1 foot with 1 foot in front (yes looked comical :-) ) till I got her to get aggressive and play soccer with him… after a couple of times he realized his place
        An aggressive rooster is a very good flock protecter…. he just needs to know his place with people
        Even now if I grab a hen and she squawks up a storm he comes running.to protect her no matter how far till he sees me with her then he minds his own business 😉

        Hehe I probably sound like a chicken whisperer 😀

  2. March 6, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    I have a fiberglass shagging stick we use at beagle field trials. I’ve smacked the heck out of my roosters a time or two. They never did it again.

    If you can pen him up, I’d be more than happy to drive up to get him from you. I’m about an hour and a half away.

  3. ProudHillbilly
    March 7, 2013 at 8:53 am

    But he’s so pretty…

    Clear memory of early childhood was Grandma’s enormous rooster chasing me. It was with some satisfaction that I learned a few weeks later that he would be dinner. Only to have my view of my importance knocked down when it turned out his trip to the stove was because he had started killing chicks and Grandma wasn’t having any of that.

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