Our first injury

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Galaxiedriver, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Galaxiedriver

    Galaxiedriver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2009
    Mid Missouri
    Bummer, today our two roosters, the Rhode Island Red, Roody, and the Barred Rock, Rocky, got into a serious fight. Rocky ended up with a badly ripped wattle and blood all over himself. I have cleaned him off and put antibiotic on his wounds but the other chickens sense that he is wounded and are pecking at him. Tomorrow I will get a cage to keep him isolated. Maybe two roosters is one too many. They were hatched in June and it has been a happy coop until today. Don't know what set them off. Up until now our chicken experience has been a fun blast.
  2. cicene mete

    cicene mete Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2008
  3. Lupine hens

    Lupine hens Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 1, 2009
    I too had a chicken that the dog decided to "play" with and her neck was really torn up. I consulted the nearest farmer and he patched her up with pine tar. She was totally left alone by everyone for a good long while 'cause I guess she really didn't smell so good.Needless to say she is ok now and even growing in new feathers. My farmer friend told me "If you're gonna have birds, you gotta have pine tar".

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