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

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    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

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    Yes that will help
     

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