A bare spot on my hens back,what can i do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by theblackridge16, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. theblackridge16

    theblackridge16 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens has a bare spot on her back right above her tail feathers. I think it from being mounted to offten by my rooster,also there are a few scratches on the spot? Is there anything I can do?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    1) Get her a "hen saddle" it is a protective cloth strapped to the hen to prevent that, or, 2) Get rid of the rooster.

    Often bare backs are caused by a rooster favoring a hen too much, a rooster being with too few hens or in too small of an area with them, or a rooster being too forceful.


    The bare spot will grow back next fall when she molts.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2010
  3. theblackridge16

    theblackridge16 Out Of The Brooder

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    where can i get a "hen saddle" because we love are rooster, he is part of the family and my wife and 4yr.old son love watching him forage and strut his stuff! so i think a saddle will be best!
     
  4. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:www.hensaver.com

    I don't know where in Texas you're located, but Crazy K farm is a little northwest of Houston. I've been up there once, nice place.
     

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