reintroducing a quarantined bird

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by heather15, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. heather15

    heather15 New Egg

    Jul 30, 2011
    Any suggestions about reintroducing a 6 month old rooster that has been quarantined for two weeks? He was the boss chicken and really took his job seriously, but was sidelined by a near-fatal infection that settled in one eye. All the flock has been treated and are now off antibiotics. None died. Boy, did I learn alot in those two weeks!! He has been up, eating and drinking very well, crowing, and now, pacing in the infirmary like he is ready to get back to work. In the meantime, his lieutenant, who is smaller and younger has decided that he sorta' likes being number one. Y'all would not believe the lengths I went to to save Roscoe's life (oh, wait, yes you would!) I sure wouldn't want anything to happen to him now. Will they need to reestablish pecking order all over again?
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    No I don't it will be an issue, I would just toss him back into the fray and let him and the hen's work it out, no human drama required in this case.

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