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Hens keep attacking rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mac7565, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. mac7565

    mac7565 New Egg

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    I was hanging out with my chickens the other day when I saw one of my hens pecking the feet of my rooster. He was dripping blood pretty badly. I got a cage and kept him in my house until he healed. I put him back out this morning with no signs of a wound on either feet. About two hours later he was ripped open and bleeding again. I was wondering how I can prevent this. Any help would be greatly appreciated because my rooster is such a sweet gentle soul. He does not deserve this sort of treatment. Thanks!

    BTW all my chickens have been in the pen together without incident for over eight months.
     
  2. Hillschicks

    Hillschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Find out which chicken is hurting him and eat it
     
  3. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they just started this behavior it is possible he cut his foot on something and the blood attracted the hens to peck at his foot and keep tearing it open. Foot injuries are sometimes hard to see with the thick scaly skin on their feet. I would put Blu Koat or blood stop powder on his foot and reapply it every few hours.
     
  4. mac7565

    mac7565 New Egg

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    That crossed my mind but if i did that at this point my pen would be empty:) Thanks.
     
  5. mac7565

    mac7565 New Egg

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    I painted the old man's feet blue and put him back out a few days ago. So far everything is going fine.[​IMG]
     
  6. Hillschicks

    Hillschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you dont have a betty eh... My fat new hampshire loves nothing more than eating paint lol... Glad they are leavin him alone
     

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