roosters head tore up

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

  1. veggiecanner

    veggiecanner Songster

    May 8, 2013
    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 In the Brooder

    Jul 21, 2013
    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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