roosters head tore up

Discussion in 'Quail' started by veggiecanner, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. veggiecanner

    veggiecanner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure why but my hens turned on their roo and took a big part of his head off.
    will they ever let him back after he heals up.
    do I give them a new roo from my 1 month olds. Or just start over from my grower cages.
    I hate to stop breeding these hens. Their eggs are huge and with the roo have provided eggs to hatch alot of chicks this summer.
    I think when he fell out of his cage this morning they didn't think he belonged there when I put him back.
    I could give them a new roo but if they did that to their roo what would they do to a 1 month old roo.
    looks like I may be done hatching for awhile. I do have this weeks eggs saved up.
     
  2. steve e

    steve e Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive heard that hens stay fertile for 7 day after... ive had the same problem... i put a roo in a few days after and they did it again.... i ended up leaving them alone for 3 weeks and added in a new roo... no problems for a couple months now.
     

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