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Hens damaged wing, from the rooster???

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A few of my hens have damage on their wings, like the feathers are broken. Is that from my rooster? He is constantly jumping on them. If so, what can I do? Will it help to remove the spurs? Will I have to rehome him?
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Could be from rooster, their feet and spurs can wear down wing feathers.

How old are your birds?

 

If he's constantly on them might be a good idea to segregate him,

just their toenails can cause damage too,

and if he has no manners, hes doing more harm than good?

 

More info on situation and goals would help to give viable advice.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
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My hens are all different ages, none over 3 years old. He's kind of rough with them. Most have feathers missing from their head as well where he grabs them. I think I'm going to have to separate him. He's nice to me but CONSTANTLY on the hens.
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