I did something stupid....separated my top rooster for 3 days now they are fighting

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tmfineg, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I separated my top rooster and two hens to give them antibiotics. I have 2 roosters and 13 hens. The roosters are both docile and prior to this got along great. We raised rooster number 2 from day one. Top rooster is about, 2 nd one is 1 yr. 2nd rooster is bigger than 1st by two inches or so. They are both large standard size.

    It has been 20 minutes since I let top rooster back in fenced area. They are in a fenced 1/4 acre wooded area. No real damage has been done yet. Both look to have nicked combs. They are both getting tired. Will one give in soon? I have not intervened but it is breaking my heart :(
     
  2. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clarification top rooster is 2 yrs old.
     
  3. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try putting them in their coop at night when they go to bed, see how they do in the morning. Lets hope they forgot about it. I have 4 in one pen, they fight here in there, lucky havent seen the worst yet !
     
  4. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I can't really separate them now....I will watch them today to see how they do.
     
  5. soler

    soler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have apple cider vinegar handy? spray everyone with it, either now or a bed time. Sometime this helps diffusing squabbles because then everyone smells the same.

    (don't need to soak them, just a good spray - i put mine in an old windex type spray plastic bottle)
     
  6. soler

    soler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and give them plenty of treats spread around to distract them too.
     
  7. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also use masking tape to temporarily dull the tips of their spurs if you think that would be useful. There is info on that & a few other ideas on the Rooster Spurs page on the site linked in my sig.
     
  8. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I pulled out the defeated rooster. I found him in the corner with the other rooster on top of him holding down. So sad..
     
  9. soler

    soler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh boy. Are you going to try and put him in overnight?
     
  10. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, he is pretty beat up. Bloody comb and eye is swollen shut. I am afraid to put them together while I am at work during the day this week.

    I don't know much about rooster behavior, but when he backed down it seemed like it should be over. What is with the extreme bulling? I am hoping when I reintroduce him in a week or it will be better. I will try spraying them with apple cider vinegar.
     

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