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Not sure what's going on with this little girl! She's the only one this bad!
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Is that her back or front? Do you have a rooster?

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That's her back yes three
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Originally Posted by missbrit2006 View Post

That's her back yes three


She may be being overbred by the roosters.

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Yes, if you have a rooster, you might want to separate him or get more girls to spread  the love around. They sell chicken "saddles" to protect the hen's back. 

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Yes, if you have a rooster, you might want to separate him or get more girls to spread  the love around. They sell chicken "saddles" to protect the hen's back. 


I have 20 hens so I may need to get something to protect her back
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Could she be molting? Some extra protein in their diet could help if she is or if the other hens are feather picking. Most layer feed has the bare minimum of protein.

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Looks like rooster damage.

You can purchase hen saddles here:  www.hensaver.com

Pattern to make your own here:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/424354/free-chicken-apron-saddle-pattern

I make mine from sunbrella fabric. 

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