Injured rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dcpac, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. dcpac

    dcpac Hatching

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    I have a small flock of 12 chickens and one rooster that I keep mainly because he is cool. A few weeks ago he cut his wing on a piece of metal roofing that blew off in a wind storm. I applied blue kote and the hens kept packing at it so I moved him to a pen in the barn for 10 days. Last night I examined in the wing and it appeared to be all healed up so I put him back with the hens and this morning they have pecked it and he is bleeding again. The only thing I know to do is separate him again for a longer period of time. Does anyone have any better ideas?
    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. sawmane1

    sawmane1 Songster

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    well at that point the only thing you can do is let it run its coarse away from the hens.
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2011
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I would keep him isolated for a bit until it starts to heal. Once you put him back with the flock, cover the injured area with Blu-Kote thoroughly.
     

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