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

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    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

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    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

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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
     
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