Combs have scabs on them . . .

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by math ace, May 16, 2010.

  1. math ace

    math ace Crowing

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    I am noticing that my hens have scabs on their combs. I thought maybe the hens were picking on each other - - - - but I was wrong.

    My roo has suddendly became very active. I caught him today on my biggest hen ( one that kicked his butt about a month ago). He was using her comb as a handle - - biting it.

    He must be getting hold of all my hens because they are all showing damage to their combs.

    IS this normal or is my roo just being too rough. All my girls have their feathers - - - he doesn't seem to be hurting their feathers - - just their combs.

    Is there any thing I should do - - use the antiseptic for infection, use no bite to keep him from biting, OR is this ok behavior?

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You could try Rooster Booster brand 'Black Salve.' I've had better luck using that than their 'Pick No More.' Roosters grab anywhere they can when mounting a hen.

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