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Not sure if I should be worried?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by karriellen, May 23, 2016.

  1. karriellen

    karriellen Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 30, 2016

    All right. So since I'm new to this whole backyard chicken thing I might be over worrying. I have always heard that chickens "see blood" and once one gets injured you should remove it so it doesn't get "pecked to death!" Well that just sounds horrific and has got me worrying. This is one (of two) unexpected roosters, whom of which I'll eventually be forced to get rid of. I'm just wondering if for the mean time he'll be fine with the rest of the flock? I'm thinking the other rooster roughed him up a bit. (Side note: the wound does look worse in person)
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    I would not worry about that unless the other birds started picking at him, which would cause the wound to look worse, and him to run and hide. Minor wounds like that will usually heal without causing attacks. You could put a dab of antibiotic ointment on it if you like.

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