We had a minor scare yesterday when we found a little blood in our coop. We're pretty sure now that one of the hens just nicked her comb and all is fine, however it got us wondering what we would have done if it were worse. My question for future reference... Is there a good/safe way to calm an uncooperative chicken (or big rooster) while youre holding him so that you can examine or treat him if needed? I've read that carefully covering their head helps (of course still allowing them to breathe). Is that true? If so, how is the best way to do it? Any other ideas? Im pretty sure our hens would cooperate if needed, but I'm not so sure our big rooster would be thrilled. He's never been fond of being held, even as a chick. He'll let us quickly re-band his leg regularly but his attention span doesn't allow for much more.... and he's a pretty strong fella. I'd rather figure something out now than to wait and struggle (and possibly get someone hurt) if we're faced with a situation where we need to hold him still. Thanks in advance for any input!