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Hens are pecking Rooster~ bleeding~ HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by angiegirl, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. angiegirl

    angiegirl In the Brooder

    May 26, 2010
    I have 13 hens & a rooster.. I noticed the other day the hens were pecking at him above his tail. After looking closer I noticed a bump there on his back & feathers are coming out.. Today I noticed they he is bleeding where they are pecking him.. My kids are VERY attached to this rooster.. Not sure what I can do to save him.. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated..
    BTW, I do not know alot about chickens, as this is our first flock we have ever had and a few of them have just started to lay eggs...

  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Songster

    Oct 31, 2008
    Get some BlueKote and spray that red area as soon as possible or the hens will keep picking at him. If necessary, remove him until you get it covered.
  3. TheLadyChickens

    TheLadyChickens In the Brooder

    Aug 4, 2011
    Williamston, MI
    Awww poor guy! I would remove him and keep him in your garage or a safe place until it heals. Chickens love pecking sores and injuries on other birds and can cause infections, etc. Then you can reintroduce him at night when they are all roosting! [​IMG]
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Are the hens older than he is?

    I would get some pickaway rub on ointment. It tastes nasty, so it works.
  5. angiegirl

    angiegirl In the Brooder

    May 26, 2010
    They are all the same age.. I have a separate run right beside the one they all stay in that is still under construction ( doesn't have a top covering).. But no coop in there for him to roost at night.. Do you think he would be ok in there to stay at night?
  6. Frithest

    Frithest Chirping

    Aug 22, 2011
    Can you put him in a pet carrier or something in there? With food/water?

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