- Jul 11, 2016
Hello all, posted recently about my rooster: when he would eat out of 2" pvc feeder, he would leave a little bit of blood behind. I thought maybe he was cutting himself on the feeder so I switched it out with an identical 3" pvc feeder. However, I am still getting blood. I know he is not continuously cutting it on the feeder, I watched him eat the other day and as soon as his comb made contact (nothing rough or aggressive) there would be a transfer of blood onto the top of the feeder. I have also started noticing black spots on his comb. My question is basically what should i Do and is there anything i should be worried about in particular? This has been going on for maybe 2 weeks? Im wondering if he cut it on something and bc of how his comb bumps the pvc feeder overtime he eats its kinda not allowing it to heal? Should I switch to the traditional bucket style feeder until it heals? To eliminate some theories, as of now I only have him & 1 hen out in the coop until my 7 baby hens can make it out there (started with 6 straight run, ended up w 5 roosters blah) So I do not think this is due to a pecking order situation, by all means he is the man of the coop. I'm really lost about this so any help would be greatly appreciated. My rooster is a New Hampshire Red & is almost 4 months. Picture below included. Thank you.