injured chicken scared of rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jadechick, May 4, 2016.

  1. jadechick

    jadechick Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 21, 2015
    one of the chickens got a huge deep wound on her back , im thinking from the rooster. i brought her in and took care of her for a week
    while she healed. ive been letting her out in the fenced in yard during the day with the others but watching her.
    she is terrified of the rooster and runs off and hides. today she ran off and we found her hiding in the woods. now she is in the house again and happy.
    we have 2 roosters.. im trying to find a home for one of them 11 chickens

    am i going to have to give her to someone without roosters? will she get over her fear?
    am i going to have a house chicken now?
    im new to this! thanks
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Remove the most aggressive rooster from the flock. She very likely has become his target. Frequently such injuries occur when two roosters are tag team mating a hen trying to force one another off of her.
  3. jadechick

    jadechick Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 21, 2015
    im trying to find a home for him having 2 isnt working we got an extra one by mistake
    how can i keep him away from her? i have her in the house in a large cage because of her injury
    she wanted to be alone away from the others and seems happy in the house.
    i cant keep her here for much longer she needs to remember she is a chicken.
    if i cant find a home for him what do i do ?
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    If you can't find him a home, you could always keep him in a separate area by himself. You can't allow him to cause harm. So if anything, he will need to be caged if he causes trouble. He can sleep in the coop with the others, but during the day he will need to be kept someplace else.
  5. jadechick

    jadechick Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 21, 2015
    oh ive been keeping her separate. he is ok with the rest of them but she got injured and i sort of thought he did it so i took
    her in the house and now she wants to live in the house. but she cant much longer. i really need to find a home for him im looking.
    the other rooster is ok i wish we had never got roosters but i didnt have a clue about any chicken stuff when we got them.
    i will find a way to make this work. maybe let the hens run around and keep him in the run. thanks

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