Injured rooster

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

  1. dcpac

    dcpac Hatching

    Mar 4, 2011
    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?
  2. sawmane1

    sawmane1 Songster

    Feb 22, 2011
    Mcminnville, Oregon
    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

    Aug 3, 2009
    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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