Back patches from mating

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by moodusnewchick, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How far do you let bare patches from mating go before becoming worried? thanks.
     
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I start worrying when they first show up, you might want to invest in a chicken saddle(s) to stop the roo from tearing off more feathers or damaging her back.
     
  3. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you might want to invest in a chicken saddle(s) to stop the roo from tearing off more feathers or damaging her back.

    Cats is right! We had an emergency and just used a baby bib from the dollar store. She wore it like a chicken saddle, (just like a baby, only backwards under her wings.) It really is pretty great protection - although, it may take a while to get used to.​
     
  4. hikerchick

    hikerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for posting this. I have one rooster and one balding hen.
     
  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    And its hard to look at them without laughing!
     
  6. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what happens in the wild? if we don't intefer with nature, will the roos end up killing hens b/c the skin will tear and disease could happen? does this rough behavior only happen in captivity?
     
  7. use a soft piece of material for the bare back and duct tape it down, the tape will wear off and the feathers will grow back just looks strange for a duck taped chicken. marrie
     
  8. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what happens in the wild? if we don't intefer with nature, will the roos end up killing hens b/c the skin will tear and disease could happen? does this rough behavior only happen in captivity?

    huh...never saw a wild chicken...never heard of one either...guess there must be some, somewhere, huh?​
     
  9. Davaroo

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    Quote:I think you may have answered your own question.
     

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