bareback advice needed for new pullets

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by UNCLEG, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. UNCLEG

    UNCLEG Out Of The Brooder

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    yesterday I picked up some pullets from feed store, Rocks and EE. 2 of the EEs have barebacks, i did not really want bareback birds but most of the EE were Bareback< so i took them. Anyway what should i do to help them recover fom the barebacks quickly? So far all i have done is feed a mixture of feed and cat food. My other flock is moulting so I have it premixed. I thought the extra protien would help with feather regrowth.

    Please advise...I have never dealt with barebacks before.
     
  2. boogiedog

    boogiedog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feathers will grow back. You just want to make sure that there are not red areas that your hens will peck at - you can try a saddle (which will also protect her if she gets mounted by your roos), BluKote (just spray it on) or Rooster Booster. Good luck!
     
  3. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all mine have started growing their backs out also. I am taking a break from having rooster and kicked the male duck out of the chicken yard. Its done wonders. Just be patient. I also have some aprons for those who are most heavily targeted by the others. They are pretty simple to stitch up. I have no domestic skills and even managed to whip them up.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I bought some bareback hens too and the feathers are coming back nicely. They should recover well.
     

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