Rooster Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Acornewell, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Acornewell

    Acornewell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my Rooster inside healing from frostbite. He is pacing and crowing...he seems so sad and misses his girls. Quite frankly he is driving me insane. He is now trying to woo and dance for the cat. Should I bring a hen in to keep him company?

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    How long do you think it will take for him to heal? How bad is the frostbite? My rooster gets frostbite but all I do is put Vaseline on him and he is fine. I would let him outside personally.
     
  3. Acornewell

    Acornewell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is healed pretty much. But he gets it so easily, so I was waiting to put him back out till it is a bit warmer out. It is only 17 degrees right now.
     
  4. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    He may have to be put back if he gets really lonely. I don't think he can wait inside very long being a rooster.
     
  5. Acornewell

    Acornewell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe I could put vaseline on him and gradually put him out a little bit each day? And continue to monitor his comb and waddles.

    I brought in his favorite gal. He is dancing up a storm. He and I both would be much happier with him outside. He just literally gets frostbite just looking outside.
     

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