Is it necessary to separate my rooster after removing his spurs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by horsesnchkns, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. horsesnchkns

    horsesnchkns Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 19, 2013
    San Antonio, Texas
    I have watched enough videos and read enough here to know how to do it. I don't really have a place to keep him separated from the girls,though. If I apply redKote or something of that nature to the fresh spur, do you all think he'll be ok back in with the girls?

    this is a GREAT rooster, he's about 4 yrs old, and about a year ago some hens (that are gone now, but so is the coon that got them) pecked him almost to death. He lost most of his feathers and I swear I thought he was going to die. I did keep him in a small ish dog kennel for a few weeks, medicated - and integrated him back in and he's back in his full glory. I don't want to go through THAT again.

    Thanks all!
  2. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    I have been thinking of trying this, and the last video mentioned keeping him apart for a couple of days.

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