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Originally Posted by LockettLadies View Post

Yes the area is between the wings all the way to the tail.
Currently have 3 roosters. Waiting for my husband to take care of 2 of them.
I'm feeding them regular layer feed, free choice.

Can you post a pic of this on a couple birds?

I advise to seclude, preferably out of sight, the 2 you're going to butcher asap.

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

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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."

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I've been trying all day to upload this. Sorry it has taken so long. Hope this finally works.
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Sorry you had trouble up loading pic.

Yikes! 

That looks like more than just treading wear...looks like it could be picking.

Might go to a higher protein feed.

 

What about space?

I think you free range, but how big is the coop(feet by feet) and how much roosting space(in feet) do you have for 30 birds?

Also, what is your climate/location?

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

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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post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by aart View Post

Sorry you had trouble up loading pic.
Yikes! 
That looks like more than just treading wear...looks like it could be picking.
Might go to a higher protein feed.

What about space?
I think you free range, but how big is the coop(feet by feet) and how much roosting space(in feet) do you have for 30 birds?
Also, what is your climate/location?

x2... I'm thinking maybe combination treading and picking, or possibly just treading with a nasty sunburn. I've had similar cases in the past during hot temps if I had too many Roos...

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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