Today my brother went out to see the chickens and came back telling me that they were bloody. I went out to have a look. The very tip of Petal's beak is chipped and there is some dried blood on it. The point where her little comb starts to join with her beak is a blood spot. Wigwam's beak tip is chipped and a little bloody also. The back of his comb has a few spots of dried blood and, like petal, the beak/comb joining spot is bloody. The beak/comb joining area was the only open wound on both of them, so my brother did 4 light sprays of Vetericyn Poultry each. I don't know if that's too much, but I will see what happens. The odd thing is, Petal and Wigwam are my most dominant chickens. Especially the little roo...why would he be injured? After my brother put on the Vetericyn, they were standing kind of half crouched in the back of the coop, silent. When I went to pick up Wigwam, who usually gives a little bit of a struggle, he didn't really move. He looked healthy in all other aspects, though. I may get some anti-pick spray so Atari and Raisin don't peck at them, even though they are the lower two in the pecking order. My question is, what would cause these injuries? They have a nice coop surrounded with hardware cloth. I may have to mention the crazy thing that happened the other day, though. Wigwam got out of the run while I was cleaning it, and the pullets followed. I went to catch him a bit later, and he ran super fast away from me. Not unusual, but he seemed oddly terrified. I finally pinned him aganist the outside wall of the coop and when I grabbed him, he SCREAMED. I instantly let go and he took off into the bushes and kept screeching - it sounded like the egg song of a hen...bok bok bok bok SQAWK!!! I went and grabbed the treat bag which he loves and shook it and called him. He continued to screech. I finally got him to run back into the coop by himself, and then I went to catch him. HE. WENT. CRAZY. Screaming and freaking out, he smashed into the hardware cloth, slamming and scratching it with his feet. He was shaking the whole darn coop! I tried to calm him but he went beserk - running around the coop as fast as he could, yelling all the way. I finally snatched him up firmly, and he went limp. His pupils went back to normal size. Back to normal Wigs. I fed him his corn and mealworm mix, and he calmed down a bit. It was pretty hard to catch the hens, too, but they weren't as crazy. What the heck happened? Testosterone boost? Anyways, I'm thinking during that, maybe he got those blood spots on the back of his comb, because those were there the day after. I have no idea. Let me know why Wigwam went crazy and why he and Petal have injuries. Pictures in a minute.