BALD BACKS ON 2 HENS, THOUGHT FROM ROO THEY HAD BEFORE I GOT EM, NOT MOLTING?DONT WANT THEM COLD?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by silkymom, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. silkymom

    silkymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was given these sexlink girls, i think they are a couple yrs old, 2 of em have bare back, should have come back by now, had em for 2 months,no molting i can see and no feathers chewed up, someones picking i think? i always had silk birds, never had probs, my roo isnt doing it, i do have heat in coop, so they are warm and still laying in freezing weather, ?????[​IMG]
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    they love green bean casserole and dinner rolls., heheh
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Their bare backs are from overmating. They won't grow back in until they go through a molt.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  4. Howlet

    Howlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my hen is going through Molt and shes not even a year yet O_O
     
  5. silkymom

    silkymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my roo just started breeding the girls a week ago, i got them that way, had them a month befor i got the young roo????? we had the roo a month before he crowed and started breeding?
     
  6. silkymom

    silkymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow at this time of year i will get a molt? i guess your all right they came to me that way and 2 with bumblefoot i had to do surgery on, i hope feathers come back but i hate to have them molt in freezing weather, thanks
     

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