Muscovy duck bite roosters comb?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GhettoRoo, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. GhettoRoo

    GhettoRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello. So in my flock is 51 chickens, 2 of them is muscovy pair, and 5 of them all is roosters.
    Yesterday, glad I came right in time when chickens was going to roost, cuz my beta rooster had biten off a comb in two places, one triangle in front, and a back of comb, a little piece. But that bloody mess was terrible.
    I dont fault my alpha rooster, I rather think It could be a drake.
    Alpha rooster is 1 year old
    This victim is 9 months.
    And I had three brothers, 7 months of age, but they all under him in peckin order, but when he is mating, one of them is attacking, and then runing away, RIR blooded.
    Im just wondering, mby it was a drake, never saw drake watching with bad eye on him, but today he walked after him for a bit. I didnt let them out freerange yesterday cuz of bad time. Ducks peck others when they come close to them. And I dont know how other cun bite his comb in two places, Im just think drake was hanging on his back and biting. Or smth like this. Yesterday I watch for blood on other roosters, but I dont find anything, about drake I only imagine today.
    Opinions?
    P.S, victim is the one on my avatar.
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    Guess noone want to see the photo of yesterday bloody mess. This is day after.
     
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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Drakes can get rough, especially during mating season. I would set up a separate pen for the Muscovies to keep everyone safe.

    There are Muscovy experts over on the Duck Forum - you may want to start a thread there and talk about it.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks
     
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  3. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Definitely clean it up with vetercyn, muscovies are super lovable and docile towards other animals except if the animals antiganize them first, your rooster probably provoked a fight Also to help stop bleeding use cornstarch on the affected area I would seperate the flock for a while and let everything cool down
     
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  4. GhettoRoo

    GhettoRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is, he fall from his roost to ground, next or even on ducks, cuz ducks roost on ground under chicken roost. When someone jumps next to ducks, ducks always try to peck.
    I used iodium first, and then spray blue cote. So comb is alright, everything else is going to clean with few days by self. Or you think iI need to wash him clean?
     
  5. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Definently just keep an eye on it and keep it clean
     
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  6. GhettoRoo

    GhettoRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya. His pretty good, except a eschar from blood under comb.
     
  7. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    okay, i hope he gets better Hablo a tĂș luego
     

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