- Jun 7, 2009
Hi im new to this forum but i need help from experience chicken owners. K this is wat happened. I had a hole (about the size of a CD) in the bottom corner of my chicken coop and on the other side was another rooster. I had forgotten about the hole and received a call from my brother in-law while i was at home that two of my roosters where injured very bad. I went to his house where my rooster was located and checked the injuries. He had a big cut to his right botttom side cheek and the inside of his mouth was all cut up. The skin was torn form his right beak and is now hanging from his cheek. I cleaned him with peroxide and put Neosporin on his face and cheek but not inside of his mouth. Its been about 6 days now and his cheeks are still alittle swollen and the skin inside is mouth that was damaged is now dying (his breath smells like rotting flesh and there is sign of dead skin falling off). I really like this rooster and only had him for 2 days. I dont want him to go. He is now in a cage at my house. He does not eat so i am feeding him wet smashed down pelletes and water. My question is can anyone tell me the best way to take care of him and will his right check skin fully recover to cover his beak again? Oh yea, he is active and moving around and still crows. Here are the pics of his injures.