Rooster attacked by a predator!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jess-W, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Jess-W

    Jess-W In the Brooder

    Jul 3, 2010
    My rooster was attacked by a predator and his comb and top part of the face is hardly attached!!! Poor rooster, what should I do??
  2. MaineChick

    MaineChick In the Brooder

    Nov 30, 2008
    Poor roo! Poor you.

    It is hard to tell from your description how bad the injury is. Does it look as though it needs stitches to keep it together? Are his eyes ok?

    First, stop the bleeding. Pressure and cold can help with that. Second, evaluate the injury. If you think it needs stitches, you'll need to take him to a veterinarian or figure out how to do it yourself, or whether you just want to put him out of his misery. Isolate him someplace you can keep him clean and keep an eye on him.

    I hope someone more knowledgable answers soon, good luck.
  3. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    hope this *bump* comes in time to be of some help.
  4. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Songster

    Jul 23, 2009
    North Carolina
    My hen got attacked by a raccoon badly a few weeks ago. I didn't think she was going to live. Only a few weeks later, and she is doing great. Make sure you keep the wound clean so maggots don't get in it. Keep the rooster by itself. Post pics if you can so we can tell how bad it is.
    Good Luck to your poor rooster.

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