bald chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by courtyard92180, May 5, 2008.

  1. courtyard92180

    courtyard92180 New Egg

    Mar 16, 2008
    I have heard recently that bald chickens on the back are not laying because they are malting. I had four roosters and just thought that they were beating up the hens. I thought that malting occurred in the fall. Someone told me that if the chicken has a bald back, it means that it is not laying. Is this true? Or is it from the roosters being too rough?
  2. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    I think its from the roosters because i have never heard of a chicken getting bald on her back because of laying. When they molt....they molt all over not only the back.

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