Bald Hens - What's up with my rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shandiane78, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. shandiane78

    shandiane78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quite a few of my hens are going bald from too much "attention". I don't get it. I have nine hens for one rooster, which seems like it should be plenty?! Is it just a personality issue? I feel bad for the hens getting their head feathers plucked out, plus it doesn't look attractive...Any advice?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    Quote:If it isn't all of them, then it appears that your rooster is playing favorites, as they sometimes do.
    Try a chicken saddle, it should help [​IMG]
     

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