Self injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fireheart, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Fireheart

    Fireheart New Egg

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    My rooster is hitting his head against his feeder, and has caused alot of bruising and bleeding from his comb, and wattles.
    I have no idea why, and was hoping for some insight.
     
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  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I guess first off I would check him for mites or bugs on his head, or snot in his nose. Is this a new behavior or has he done this all along?
     
  3. Fireheart

    Fireheart New Egg

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    It just started last week. So its new.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I would check him for mites, and also think about whether he has access to something that makes him itch? Check his nostrils and his ears. I don't know what else would cause that.
     

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