Cockerels and Pullets

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by matteo19, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. matteo19

    matteo19 New Egg

    Nov 4, 2010
    I have 2 Delaware pullets and 1 Delaware cockerel. They are three weeks old and the cockerel has had scabs on his body in the past week. When i checked on the chicks today i saw that the cockerel had an open wound on his foot that was bleeding. I put a band-aid on it so the other chickens would not get the flavor of the blood and start to attack him. I am really upset and don't know what to do! please help!!!! [​IMG]
    p.s. they are kept in a big cage with more than 1 and a half square feet per chick. Room doesn't seem to be an issue.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2010
  2. shepherd

    shepherd Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 19, 2010
    Sounds like your chicken got a lil scratch and the others noticed it. Keep it coverd until it heals because the other chickens wont stop pecking at it.
  3. chickanddoglvr

    chickanddoglvr Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 7, 2010
    Cincinnati Oh
    make sure to wash it out reall good, and put some antibiotic. keep it clean:)

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