bald chickens

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

  1. courtyard92180

    courtyard92180 Hatching

    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 Songster

    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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