Feather loss from Rooster...Saddle?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by feathers_3, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. feathers_3

    feathers_3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2011
    Eastern NC
    I have 4 hens: 2 New Hampshire Reds and 2 Brahmas. The roo is also a Brahma. My reds are getting bare places on their backs from the roo because their feathers are not as thick as the Brahmas'. Should I get a saddle for them 2? I'm hating the way it looks even though there is no blood or anything. If so, where can I get a saddle for them or how can I make one? I don't want to separate him or get rid of him because he is beautiful. Thanks for the help and advice!!
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    A saddle would probably be a good idea, just make sure it fits well so they don't get a leg caught in it.

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