Rooster attacking an injured rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by angelmom, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. angelmom

    angelmom Hatching

    Apr 13, 2010
    We had 6 chickens in two little families. Each with a rooster and two hens. The older set at 5 months. The younger at 3. They are free range during the day and all got along terrifically. Two days ago the neighbor's dog attacked and killed a hen and injured the rooster in the younger family. I separated the injured rooster, a delaware, in the house for a day. Yesterday I put him in a separated section of the coop. I didn't secure it well and the older rooster, a sex-linked, got in and attacked. My question is this, when the injured roo heals, will he ever be able to go safely back to the flock?
  2. twentynine

    twentynine Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Maybe, maybe not.

    The healthy rooster senses his advantage, he will use it to gain supremacy. Mother nature is not a nice lady.
  3. allmypeeps

    allmypeeps Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Don't take the injured bird out of the picture completely.....rig a pen next to your coop/run, so he is still in the mingle of chicken society- but is safe from being attacked. make sure he has no dried blood or interesting looking wounds/scabs when you put him back.

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