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Im pretty sure one of my hens took a bite out of his comb. It was bleeding everywhere. I put him in tub and by the time I came back with rags it looked like a butcher shop. My husband and I put liquid bandage on his comb to seal it up. Even though it was gushing so much it hardly worked at first. I have him inside in a crate because I dont want the girls pecking away at him. He is really docile and the hens are a bit feisty compared. I want to know if keeping him away from  the hens is a good idea? I would hate to wake up in the morning with a mutilated rooster and little vampire hens.

 

Any adive on tending to the would and separation would be appreciated!

 

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Is he new to the hens or younger than they are? Sorry about his injury. Blood stop powder or flour can be used to stop the bleeding. Vetericyn spray, plain neosporin, iodine, or BluKote can be used on his comb. I would place him inside the coop in a cage or dog crate with food and water, so that he remains with the hens while safe. Gradually let him out to range with them when his comb scabs and starts healing. Watch for any bullies.

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Is he new to the hens or younger than they are? Sorry about his injury. Blood stop powder or flour can be used to stop the bleeding. Vetericyn spray, plain neosporin, iodine, or BluKote can be used on his comb. I would place him inside the coop in a cage or dog crate with food and water, so that he remains with the hens while safe. Gradually let him out to range with them when his comb scabs and starts healing. Watch for any bullies.

 

No, he is older. But he's really not very roostery. He never crows and lays on eggs sometimes! :P I actually kept him in a crate because I had to go to work. He had some dry blood on his feathers, but he was meowing to go out this morning. They are being nice to him. . .Maybe it was an accident. My littler herd of chickens are pretty tame and nice to eachother. Just really scary and if my husband wasnt here, I would have took him to the vet and racked up a bill! Thanks for the blood stopping ointment advice. Ill be adding tht to my animal emergency kit- Those combs are serious bleeders!

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