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Mating Injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Smevans, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Smevans

    Smevans New Egg

    Aug 10, 2011
    Hi! My 5 1/2 month old Red hen is starting to accumulate some injuries on her comb from Marmalade the rooster's beak. My wife saw the rooster gripping the hen's comb in his beak while mating with her recently.

    What can I do to deter this? The other two amaericauna hens don't seem to be incurring the same injuries from the rooster.

    Is Neo-sporin ok for hens?

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2011
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hello! That is typical breeding behavior. This hen might be your rooster's favorite, so he may be breeding her more often. If you got a few more hens, that might give him a distraction.
  3. MOChickenz

    MOChickenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2010
    Quote:Getting mo chickenz is always the answer [​IMG]

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