Roo trying to mate chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by poulet, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a young roo who keeps trying to mate with my chicks some only 6/7 weeks . He completely ripped the feathers of one the other day and her back was all bloody, is this normal ? and can he hurt them any more than feathers on thier backs ?
     
  2. jed1154

    jed1154 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    id keep them separated if it were me.
     
  3. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would definately seperate them. The chicks are much too young for that. I think the feathers will eventually grow back but the trauma for the roo will tend to make them much more skittish. Poor babies. Make sure you clean the sore parts well and I would put a bit on antibiotic cream on it.
     

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