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Rooster pecked me and broke the skin, should I see an MD?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickiebaby8, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Chickiebaby8

    Chickiebaby8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2010
    This may sound weird but I didn't know who else to ask. I have a rooster who is turned vicious and I picked him up to put him in his pen (we have had to isolate him, he is destroying the birds) and he pecked my bicep and broke the skin. The injury is very odd. It bled a little but mostly under the skin, like an immediate bruise. I just don't know if I can catch anything from him. My hens are healthy and he sure is. He is really strong.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    You'll probably be fine, but if he was my rooster, he would be making a visit to my dinner table soon!!
  3. Chickiebaby8

    Chickiebaby8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2010
    I hope so. And he is going to be "rehomed" to a nice Mexican family. My husband had to go to work but he sure was upset. I would post a photo but it is too gross.

    Thank you for responding so quickly. This sure does hurt. I was so gentle with him and was calming him down and BAM! I am sad, but the pain in my arm is helping with that.
  4. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    My BO roo used to deliver nasty bites like that. Make sure you wash the area. Mine always healed in a week or so.

    Is your rooster young? Mine stopped biting with some work and a bit of time. I've noticed they calm down at about a year old. Puberty is rough on roos too. [​IMG]
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It sounds as if you have an under the skin bruise/hematoma. If he did not pierce the skin, there should be no problem. Keep an eye on the wound and if it becomes reddened or hot to the touch see a doctor.

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