Disease or Rooster Injury?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JustMeKimberly, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. JustMeKimberly

    JustMeKimberly Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one rooster and one hen. Hen had babies, one survived. Now the baby has no feathers on it's back. What do you think is causing it? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. JustMeKimberly

    JustMeKimberly Out Of The Brooder

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    So if anyone could give any advicem, that would be great. Thanks:thumbsup
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Appears to be from overbreeding by your cock bird. Look into some hen saddles, that should help. You may want to actually separate her for a few weeks, before putting the saddle on, if you can so that she can heal a bit.

    EDITED: Wait, how old is this chick?
     
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  4. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Separate before he kills her.
     
  5. JustMeKimberly

    JustMeKimberly Out Of The Brooder

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    The chick was born Sept. 20th. I guess one reason why I am asking is because I have never seen the rooster messing with her. The only thing I can figure out is maybe he is messing with the chick in the coop at night? The rooster doesn't chase the chick or anything during the day (not that I've seen). I suppose I could separate and see if anything changes.
     
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    You need to separate the roo from his 2 ladies. One of the ladies is getting worn out by his attentions. That chick looks way too young to be getting that kind of attention anyways.

    Good luck.
     

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