Did he try or???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2DogsFarm, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    Weather here was decent yesterday - sunny & near 40
    So, for the first time in weeks, I let the girls & teen roo out of the coop to freerange.

    Once they got over their fear of walking on snow you have never seen happier chickens.
    When I went to put them up around 4ish, my Head Hen - Noodle - had a bloodied comb.
    She seemed oblivious and no major damage seemed done.
    In the coop there was some blood spattered on the hanging feeder.

    I am wondering if Mr Studly tried to mate her (he's 5mo & hormones must be a-popping) or was it just some skirmish around the feeder?
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Whatever it was, I would be letting them choose whether to go outside every day.
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    I think that you should just disinfect the comb and not worry about it, but just keep an eye out for that again and try to see what's up. I wouldn't just assume it was your rooster, though it could have very well been.

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