- Apr 3, 2013
I have found lots of info in the forums about introducing new flock members that have been very useful, but none I feel have touched on the problem I am having. I got a new rooster a few days ago and I think he had been picked on in his previous home. from the right side of his breast nearly the full length of his neck the feathers were missing giving him a porcupine appearance, after a couple days of isolation I tried introducing him and the hens immediately took to picking at the quills.He now he has very red bald spots. i am going to separate them tonight after he roosts but my question is will he lose those feathers and grow new ones or will the quills have to be removed for proper healing. I think after he heals and with enough time he will find his dominant spot but i don't want him to get pecked to death in the mean time.