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

    55
    2
    38
    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 Overrun With Chickens

    4,840
    1,516
    366
    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.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by