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Hens pecking on rooster feet??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by @navy.milmcal762, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. @navy.milmcal762

    @navy.milmcal762 New Egg

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    Hello all,
    Newbie at this.. here is my issue, I had two roosters for three weeks holding one until my friend completed his coop and run. So on monday rooster#2 went to his new home and then Rooster #1 is now in charge, we have 5 Austrolop pullets (4 months old not laying) and the largest hen is now pecking of Roos feet making them bleed. Not for sure what is going on? Sprayed his feet with the Blue-kote to help out. Any ideas????
    Thanks,
    Mike:/
     
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Usually toepecking is found with chicks...
    but...it could be that the pecking order is upset...
    The BluKote will help some.
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Like SpottedCrow pointed out, the pecking order is probably out of whack. Give it a few days and it should stop once the pecking order is straight again. I don't know what to tell you to do in the mean time for sure. The Blu-Kote sounds like the best solution to me.

    I also want to tell you [​IMG] !!! [​IMG]
     
  4. @navy.milmcal762

    @navy.milmcal762 New Egg

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    Hello,
    thanks for the replys.. We checked on him last night and all seemed better, reapplied the blue-kote and put him back in the coop. I think your right that the pecking order was upset when the other rooster went to his new home.
    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Glad to hear things are going better, Poor little man !!!! Hope the ladys keep treating him better !!!!!


    Also....... [​IMG]
     
  6. chickymonkey

    chickymonkey Just Hatched

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    Our hens are pecking at our roo's feet also. We culled him within sight and he stops bleeding, then at night he goes to sleep with the hens. The next day he's nailing hens and they eat etc then at some point the girls bloody his feet again. We've been going through this for a week now. Only started separating him from them in the day time for 3 or 4 days. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.
     

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