In the Brooder
- Jan 10, 2016
Hello, I found my main rooster Boss dead tonight. My birds are closed in the barn for the winter sharing 2 stalls that have chicken wire on top so they don't fly out and nothing gets in. I have 48 hens and had 3 roosters. Boss was the best rooster to the flock but a little mean to us. I liked him. I have no clue what happened he was laying there, blood all over his head and neck (seems to come from his comb) and his neck felt broken (very soft in one spot). Blood was on some walls of the large coop. Even in the other stall than the one where we found him in. There was no blood on the other roosters. Three hens had blood all over their feathers but no wounds. We didn't see any animal tracks or anything else anywhere. All of them were together this way since July (outside is egg mobile) and they all were fine. We put them in about a mo tj ago due to weather and all was working great, no fights and no blood ever. Could the other roosters have done it? They were scared of him and they had no blood on them. I am out of ideas and I am pretty sad about this. Thank you for any input.