My Rooster is tearing up one of my hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cahoon18, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. cahoon18

    cahoon18 New Egg

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    My light brahma rooster is tearing up one of my hens. She seems to be his favorite and does his "business" with her way more then the others. He cut her pretty bad the other day and we had to keep her separated while she healed. Me and my husband don't want to get rid of the rooster. For a rooster he is really docile, he isn't aggressive towards me or my husband. We want to be able to keep him but cant have him tearing up the hens. Would it help if we kept him separated from the hens and only let him be around them when we let them out in our yard, which is only a few times a week?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You could try putting a 'hen saddle' on the hen, trimming the rooster's spurs and toenails, and separating him from the flock.
     
  3. cahoon18

    cahoon18 New Egg

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    Another question I have is how to treat her wound. He cut her under her wing and it looks pretty bad. What should I clean it with?
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Any antibiotic ointment without the 'caine' topically applied to the wound will aid in healing. Healing will take a while, but chickens generally have great healing powers from such wounds.
     

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