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Bald spot on the Hens back

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I have 5 Bared Rock hens and 1 roo.
4 of the hens have bald spots on their back ranging from 4 inches round to 1/2 inch.  Sorta looks like some one pulled all the feathers out down to the skin.  There are no cuts there but just looks bad.
What may cause this?
Is it bad?
How can I help them!

Clint

12 Bee Hives, 5 Barred Rock hens, 1 Barred Rock Roo & 1 Yellow Lab/Sharpe mix dog
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12 Bee Hives, 5 Barred Rock hens, 1 Barred Rock Roo & 1 Yellow Lab/Sharpe mix dog
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post #2 of 5

Sounds as though you may need to get your girls some Aprons.. typically this means your roo has been a lil rough with girls while breeding.. look in the auctions as a few BYCers make and sell hen aprons...

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'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.'
Maya Angelou
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post #3 of 5

My girls have bare spots too, only I believe one of the other hens is to blame as we have no rooster. She has kindly taken to that role and is mounting the hens. So annoying!!! At least you are getting fertile eggs for their bald spots. wink We just have hens with bald spots.idunno

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yes, we have it here too... My roos are awful. I don't think the aprons are going to help me. The feathers are high up on the head. it looks like my one girl has a headband of feathers and bald... we getting rid of the roos and soon. plus we're starting a bigger run/coop.
Even if i let them all out, the roos go after my girls.

melinda

sounds like they're getting killed too.

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2 toy poodles, 3 Netherland Dwarf buns , 3 LionHead buns  ,  6 EE's, 1 RIR, 1 white, 1 black Silkie, 1 Banty Polish, 4 BLRW's  and fertile eggs on the way... ♥
                                                                                                     

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post #5 of 5

I had this issue too, finally saw that it was one of my white hens picking feathers off the girls backs.  I chose to relocated the culprit and now my girls are growing all their feathers back!!  If you can find out who is doing it then you could keep her separate from the other hens or relocate her like I did.

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Citygirl loving country living with DH and my 3 children!  It's our own little "farm" on 2acres in Eastern Nebraska.  1 quarter horses-Skipper, Jack our Black Lab, Lucy grey farm cat,4 kittens, 3 Khaki Campbell ducks & a pair of Sebbies!
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