Rooster pecked and blending

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by madicakes, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. madicakes

    madicakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    My Australorp hen pecked at my silkie roosters head. He was bleeding but it seems to have stopped Now. I am wondering if I should separate him while it heals. It's right at the edge of his comb (He's black) and not as noticeable now that it has stopped bleeding.
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I think it will be fine if you don't isolate him. It helps that both scabs and Silkie skin are black, and the wound won't be very noticeable. I would watch him closely for the next few days, though, just to make sure your hens aren't injuring him further.
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I agree.

    The wounds should heal in a few days.
  4. madicakes

    madicakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you both for the advice!! I checked on him last night and all seemed well on the roost.

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