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How?? Possibly rooster on rooster?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tequilajade, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. tequilajade

    tequilajade Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry kind of graphic, but how does that even happen? This is the young one I'm fairly certain is a rooster, and yesterday morning, all the birds, in the coop, and were fine. Yesterday afternoon, all the birds were still in the coop, hadn't been let out at all, and no signs of anything getting into the coop either, and I find this. Could it be rooster on rooster? And how do I even clean that? The skin is gone. Have the bird seperated while I try to figure out what to do. Bird seems unbothered by it.

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  2. tequilajade

    tequilajade Out Of The Brooder

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    A couple better photos of the damage

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    Last edited: Jul 25, 2016
  3. V8muscle

    V8muscle New Egg

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    They're pretty tough. I would slap some neosporin on it and keep him seperated untill it has healed up. The other chickens will peck at if its bleeding
     
  4. tequilajade

    tequilajade Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two of these red chickens. Been told they are production reds. I know I'm getting eggs from at least one of them, but they both crow. Is that normal? They also both present themselves to the older rooster, and sit in the nesting boxes like they are brooding. Would you be able to say by the photos this one is for sure a roo or a hen?
     
  5. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'd flush the wound with white vinegar and water, spray vetericyn on the wound, and spray with blue kote. Blue Kote will stop the others from pecking it. Neosporin is also a good choice.

    Sorry, don't know about the genders. Best of wishes to you.
     

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