Bald spots

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lsu_nurse, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Lsu_nurse

    Lsu_nurse Hatching

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    9870D30B-B06B-4E58-9E74-FD377D5B44F4.jpeg 604A4F02-D2CF-4A78-8E50-00A1DEADFD0B.jpeg I have 6 hens and one rooster. 3 of the hens have bald spots on their back that seem to get somewhat better then reappear/get worse. The other 3 hens and rooster have nothing wrong with them. Any ideas on what is causing this and how to stop it?
     
  2. leighks

    leighks Songster

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    Some of mine have the same problem... BEBD6519-B73A-4BA7-808D-7D6E72C5DCCF.jpeg 6182C2FC-A982-4866-BA69-03D5A0FD4976.jpeg yours is Probably an overmating issue. Those must be his favorite hens. I have 5 hens and 1 roo, and I’m having the same problem. I just ordered some hen saddles since I don’t have a way to easily separated them right now.
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    Looks like your rooster is favoring half your girls and wearing off the feathers. Not much you can do but remove the rooster temporarily or permanently. There's also hen saddles, but they require some maintenance.
     
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  4. Chickygirl63

    Chickygirl63 Songster

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    Over mating issue my chickens have the same bald spots in the same areas
     
  5. Chickygirl63

    Chickygirl63 Songster

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    Im thinking that I need to make my two roosters be bunk mates til my hen's heal and introduce a few more new hens
     
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