Injured rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by samichicken, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. samichicken

    samichicken New Egg

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    One of my hens and my rooster have been fighting for the past couple days. A few hours ago i went to lock them in and my rooster's comb was covered in blood. We have seperated him from the rest of the flock, but what do we do about the wound?
     
  2. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the extent of the wound?
     
  3. samichicken

    samichicken New Egg

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    It's not fairly deep. It's seems to have stopped bleeding but it won't scab up. Basically, he has a blob of red jelly on his forehead.
     
  4. Bantam Bodon

    Bantam Bodon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has he always been a part of the flock or did you introduce him?
     
  5. samichicken

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    He's been part of the flock for over a year now, and there have never been problems with his agression before (towards other chickens, anyway)
     
  6. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh! I would atleast try to get some neosporin on him (no pain reliever type). My thought is it will stop bleeding and heal up fine. You should isolate him until he is better. Shouldn't be too long, they seem to heal fast. Good luck with figuring out the problem between the hen and roo. Keep us posted!
     

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