what to do with my injured roo?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wildorchid053, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    as a gift grandaughter gave us 4 roos and 4 hens.. all chicks so she didn't know any better.. well they all got along great.. 9 mos now..till it snowed and they were cooped up inside.. hubby went in to say goodnight and came running back with a roo totally bloody.. not opening eyes.. we thought he was a goner..he had blood frozen all over his saddle, face, just really horrific.. so we cleaned him up and found he did still have eyes. they were just frozen over with blood.. so he has recouped in a large dog cage.. well hubby went back out and found the head roo in a corner and a hen all fluffed in another corner.. so we brought them in too..every one is now fine but we like the head roo and put him back with his 4 ladies and put the other 2 roos who took over, into a bachelor pad we had built just for this purpose.. i tried to put my healed up roo back out.. it has been 5 days now and they all attack him.. it was all i could do to get him back into my arms.. with flailing wings and feet all over the place.. so now i have a great gentle roo in my family room.. i hate to keep him alone in a dog kennel till spring (late april here) until i can build him his own place with a few new female chicks ... he is a big RIR .. any suggestions? he also crows all day.. so i know he must be lonely..we take him out in the evening and feed him treats,, kale, scratch etc.. and he is sweet as can be but he isn't one for just sitting. he would prefer to fly all over the house and we can't have that.. the house is new and the carpets would end up a mess...i want to keep him .. just not sure how to, till spring

    edited.. we haven't the heart to kill the other 2 who caused this mess.... and no one wants them for free
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2010
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Oh wildorchid is this the fellow you posted about the other night? Poor thing is scared to death I bet.

    I wish I had an answer for you because I am having a rooster dilemma myself right now and trying to find a temporary solution til I can get another pen built!
  3. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central, N.C.
    Why not put the roo you have in the house with the girls and put the head roo into the bachelor pad until you get the other coop built? This is what I would try instead of keeping him in the house.

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