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    Hens look horrible.....

    I have put the saddle on the girls and brought the rooster back in with them. At first I put the saddles on the hens that had feather loss and the next day, the hen that only looked as tho her feathers were ruffled, I can see bare skin so put saddle on her. Everything seems to be going good...
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    Hens look horrible.....

    Mary I have three hens that are pristine, no loss of feathers, then I have one hen who looks like feathers are ruffled but don’t really see any major loss, then I have these two who were introduced to the existing flock a year ago and are the bottom of the pecking order. When they started...
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    Hens look horrible.....

    They are eating Layer Pellets and I mix in some Feather Fixer. I believe this afternoon I will put the rooster back in with the girls and put the saddles on these girls so that hopefully they can recover. I think this all started with a molt but these two never got feathers back and from the...
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    Hens look horrible.....

    Four weeks ago I removed my rooster from my hens, he is caged separately, I removed him because my hens were loosing there feathers to what I thought was aggressive breeding. This was 4 weeks ago: They are worse now with no rooster, I think I have a mean hen. These are the same girls today...
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    Still molting or what.

    Younger hens are a year old. I will post pictures tomorrow (I am out of town tonight) I have aprons that I bought for my girls but have not used, maybe I should.
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    Still molting or what.

    I have four hens, the oldest two are about 18 months old and are missing a few spots of feathers on their backs but my two youngest hens look horrible, their backs are almost bare. This started back in September, they were looking better and then this morning I went to the coop and a ton of...
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    Is it molting or aggressive rooster?

    I feed flock raiser and give oyster shell on the side (due to roo not sure he needs an overload in calcium) the feeder in the pic is scratch but my girls don’t like the cracked corn so fixing to trash what is left. I throw them a few mealworms but put them in the feeder today just to get...
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    Is it molting or aggressive rooster?

    Here are the pictures, some have more skin showing than others.
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    Is it molting or aggressive rooster?

    Hello everyone, I have a question about my hens. Two of my girls are 18 months old and the other two are a year old and they are really starting to look shabby. The rooster has always been with my girls he is a Rhode Island Red and my girls are Golden Comets. So my question is if the sudden...
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    Fermented Feed

    Yes I think I will stop the FF until cooler weather also.
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    Fermented Feed

    Hello, it has been awhile since I have been on been very busy spring. I have a question about my hens and their love for fermented feed. I give them a bowl every morning, I will add little treats such as oats, or raisins or other fruits my question is all of a sudden since it has gotten hotter...
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    Long blades of grass and my hens.....

    I hope this won’t be the case, I told them for now on no long blades of grass....
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    Long blades of grass and my hens.....

    Yes my girls went crazy over it as did my grandkids watching them gobble it up lol. Thank you
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    Long blades of grass and my hens.....

    My grandkids have been pulling grass and feeding it to my hens, is this going to cause any problems? They have access to grit but just worried about clogging my girls crop.
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