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Did he try or???

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

  1. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
    But:
    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 Moderator Staff Member

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    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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