2 of my hens are loosing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fayediddles, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. fayediddles

    fayediddles Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 11, 2015
    right in the center of their backs they have lost feathers I can see skin. what is wrong with them? is my rooster doing this?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It is very likely damage from the rooster mating with them. How many hens do you have, and what breed of rooster?
  3. longoriaacre

    longoriaacre Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 18, 2015
    Nobleton, Florida
    I have americauna that do this. My hens have to be rotated bc he is really tough on them. They will go bald above their tails. I've had bleeders before. :( other than the mating, he is a nice, protective roo.

    I seperate them and I run feather fixer feed through them and give them hard boiled eggs as treats when they have battle marks. I also make chicken saddles for my hens. It helps.
  4. cuteychickens15

    cuteychickens15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2015
    I agree, my rooster is on top of our girls quite often and they are loosing feathers on the back end of their back. One of them has a white patch, it's normal
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2016

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