Broken beak and fighting rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mammakugs, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. mammakugs

    mammakugs In the Brooder

    May 10, 2015
    Parkdale, OR
    My rooster has a broken beak. He's never aggressive to me or my kids but he's not kind to the other chickens aND roosters. I have to get rid of at least one rooster....thinking this is him?;:(

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I would separate him in a crate or pen with food and water. Add a lot of water to a deep bowl of feed to make it wet and easier to eat. Then make up your mind about rehoming or keeping him. Google broken beak in chicken, and look for TheChickenChick's article. Many others have food threads if you go up to the search box on this page and enter broken beak. Make sure that if you have multiple roosters, that you watch to see if they are aggressive to each other or the hens, and separate them. Most flocks can only tolerate one rooster unless you have a subordinate one who does not challenge the other.

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