Rooster has bleeding tail feathers.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickens really, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    My Standard Polish rooster has badly broken tail feathers after he was attacked by a fox over a month ago.
    I have treated him with blu-kote and have used stop pick on him. My one hen, an ISA brown will not leave him alone and reinjures his tail to the point of bleeding. I have my rooster locked up in a crate in my coop. Not the most ideal situation, he is very stressed out not being able to be with his ladies!
    Should I pull out the broken tail feathers?? If so?? HOW?
    I don't want to hurt him anymore than he already is!
     
  2. Sutremaine

    Sutremaine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lock up the ISA Brown instead. When a chicken rejoins the flock after an absence, it will have to prove its place in the pecking order all over again.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    I thought of that. I will lock her up today. How many days should she be locked up?
    I also had to let Ron back out with the ladies! Poor guy was going bonkers without the girls.
    I still need to know if I should pull out the feathers or just leave them?
     

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