bald backs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dpitts13, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. dpitts13

    dpitts13 Chirping

    Jul 22, 2012
    i have 18 hens and 3 roosters , i have noticed that some of my hens are loosing their feathers on their backs , they are still laying regular and appeares to be in good health except for the feathers missing anyone has a idea what might me causing this
  2. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chirping

    Dec 31, 2013
    Some roosters have "favourite hens" with which they are overly amourous. They tread them more often which leads to the rubbing away of their saddle feathers. This is perfectly normal and when it comes to moult time these will grow back.

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