Does trimming rooster's toes help prevent hen feather loss?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by happymorrows, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. happymorrows

    happymorrows Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Morganton, NC
    My girls are losing feathers on their backs from my rooster. My 2 little EEgers in particular. One has a bare spot now. Will he always be this rough with them? I have 9 hens and just one rooster, all of them have some feather ruffling. Will clipping his toenail help prevent the feather loss, or do I need to get some saddles?
  2. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    Yes that will help

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