Help! My rooster ripped a toenail back while fighting!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ebear82, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. ebear82

    ebear82 Out Of The Brooder

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    My little banty rooster has been being picked on by my big rooster...but he doesn't just run away, he fights back. Anyway, this has been going on for a few days. He's lost a lot of neck feathers, and today he apparently ripped a toenail backwards and now it's just hanging there and he is bleeding. It's not like it's gushing blood, but it is bleeding enough that he's mangaged to wipe it all over his other leg. I'm worried that now he'll get picked on even more. Any ideas? I only have the one coop and it's snowing here so I can't kick anyone out.
     
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Do you have some Quick-stop? If not try flour. It wil stop the bleeding. Silly bird, doesn't he know not to fight the BIG guys? [​IMG] By the way [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! You'll find lots of great info on the forum. [​IMG]
     
  3. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    b.hromada :

    Do you have some Quick-stop? If not try flour. It wil stop the bleeding. Silly bird, doesn't he know not to fight the BIG guys? [​IMG] By the way [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! You'll find lots of great info on the forum. [​IMG]

    Agree. [​IMG]
    Dont pull it off though, Dont wont it to become ingrown.​
     
  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put him in a spare carry cage inside the coop to recover.
     
  5. ebear82

    ebear82 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks...I've got him in his own cage in the coop. The big rooster is still circling him and scaring him. I put an ad on Craigslist to see if I can rehome the big guy. He's tearing up my hens pretty bad too [​IMG]. THanks for the help!
     
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
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    Also put some neosporin on the area where it broke so it will not cause an infection.
     
  7. ebear82

    ebear82 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just went out to check on him and he's in his cage shivering. I know it's cold, but he's under the heat lamp and none of the others are shivering. Is he in shock? I didn't think his injuries were that bad. Do you think he's just nervous being in the cage? I hope he's okay...
     
  8. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
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    Quote:It is time for rooster's soup, [​IMG] Last week I kiled both roosters, and soup was real good.
     
  9. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would bring him inside.. he has had enough trama for the day.. let him warm up and baby him.. some nice scrambled eggs would be nice.
     
  10. ebear82

    ebear82 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all of the advice! He spent the night and all of today in the cage and the bleeding stopped quickly. I ended up rehoming the nasty rooster today, so I was able to let the little guy back out and all is well again [​IMG].
     

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