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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by buckinnuts, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. buckinnuts

    buckinnuts Out Of The Brooder

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    my roo has been real aggressive lately since his mate died well I have in with the 6 week olds now which he has been really good with but still very protective but he has picked on one pullet and she has a small peck mark on the back of her head. I put a 3 ointment cream on it. was that a good idea or what should I do
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  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would take him out. The peck mark on the back of the neck more than likely indicates that he is trying to get her to mate with him. The 6 wk. olds aren't old enough for that yet and won't be interested or cooperative. He will just hurt them. I would also check out rooster-reds advice on how to handle and aggressive rooster. Here's a link to his page. [​IMG]

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2588-Roo_behavior
     

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