Reintroducing a rooster (s) after an injury and separation from flock.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by slpmom, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. slpmom

    slpmom Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 4, 2013
    Good Morning. Five days ago, one of our roosters was attacked by a dog/coyote and we were able to save him and get him to the vet. He was badly injured with puncture wounds and needed stitches/antibiotics and pain meds. We have him in a dog crate in the dining room. Next to him ( in a different crate) we have his sibling rooster. I have kept them together because I heard if I kept them separate and tried to introduce them together again after an absence, they could kill each other.

    Here are the questions-

    We have 4 hens for these two boys. The one that is hurt has three of the hens. The one that is just a prisoner has one of the hens. What should I do to keep the same order for these roos?

    This could take some time for him to heal and be able to be placed outside.

  2. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 31, 2013
    Keep doing what you are . This should keep the same pecking order.

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