Rooster pulled a few neck feathers out

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AmazingGrace, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. AmazingGrace

    AmazingGrace Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 8, 2011
    One of my hens just started laying and the rooster we got, (who seems in every other way to be a nice bird) pulled out her neck feathers. I wanted to put a saddle on her but it won't reach high enough. What should I do? I don't have any place to put her to let her heal up. And she will lay again in 2 days. The other hens seem to be leaving her alone.
     
  2. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    Now is it bloody or did he just pull some out? If it is bloody I would take her away until it is better if it was just some pulled feathers don’t worry
     
  3. AmazingGrace

    AmazingGrace Out Of The Brooder

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    It was very bloody. I put her in a cage. I also cleaned it out and put peroxide and anti-biotic ointment on it. I hope that's okay. In retrospect i wonder if I shouldn't have done the peroxide. But oh well. She's not happy about being in the cage. She keeps trying to fly up to her sisters. Poor baby. I feel so bad for her. How long do I need to keep her separate?
     
  4. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    See if you can't catch the chicken porn, then you'll be able to really tell if he's a not so nice roo. My roo is very nice, doesn't hurt his girls at all.
     

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