black spots on cone and waddles

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicky1016, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. chicky1016

    chicky1016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my 6 month old roo... what is this? Is it battle wounds from my other roo? Because they are starting to not like each other, and this one gets picked on... it started out as one spot, maybe a month ago and has spread. Up close, they look like dried blood scabs. He's acting fine, crowing and all.[​IMG]
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    It looks like dried blood from peck marks due to his being picked on or fighting. You will need to separate them, or decide which one to keep. Sometimes it is possible to keep more than one rooster in a flock if one is subordinate and doesn't challenge or try to mate the hens. I have two where one was raised with the older rooster in place. His brothers were not good at being the second in command, so they had to go.
     
  3. chicky1016

    chicky1016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, hubby just told me he saw blood on his cone yesterday, like dripping blood :( I'm so sad, he's such a cool rooster. He'll sit in your lap like and cat and let you pet him. I've been trying to find a home for him with no success. He's currently on Craigslist with a fee.
     
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    I would drop the fee if someone wants him as a pet. It's always sad when you raise chicks and get half roosters. They are so handsome, and it is really special if they are calm and easily handled. You could always pen him up, and rotate each rooster with the flock for a certain period of time.
     
  5. chicky1016

    chicky1016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like dried blood from peck marks due to his being picked on or fighting. You will need to separate them, or decide which one to keep. Sometimes it is possible to keep more than one rooster in a flock if one is subordinate



    Yea it's not about the money, I just don't want him to be used for slaughter. That's a good idea about rotating them, but I don't have the means.
     

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