feathers on hens back are missing??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bassfishrman, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. bassfishrman

    bassfishrman In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2007
    The feathers on the back of one of my auracanas is missing. She has a bald spot right where her back feathers meet her tail feathers.

    Is there anything wrong with her? I thought it might be where my rooster mounts her with his feet, but none of my other hens look like this.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    If you have a roo, it is very well possible that she is is favorite.
  3. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I have a few hens that look like that - and a few with broken tail feathers - but I have one poor hen that looks worse than rest - she is the roosters fav girl LOL

    your girl might just be the one he likes best

  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
  5. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Songster

    Oct 19, 2007
    Newton, NC
    I must have a gentle rooster, none of my hens have missing feathers, and I know he's breeding. He's Americauna, and I hatched a red sexlink egg, it's the cutest chick.

  6. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    You have a rooster who is not being a gentleman, and she is his favorite girl. Keep a close eye on her now that the feathers are gone - a roo can rip right through the skin if he is too aggressive.
    If it continues she may have to wear a little apron/saddle to protect her. There are several folks on here who make and sell them.
  7. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    Quote:that is so true,I had some of my young pullets out today and the bigger chickens were way in back,I ran in the house for a minute and came back out and one of the big roos had a pullet by the neck and tore the skin almost all the way around,poor girl dont know if she is going to make it, makes me so mad,all my fault I shouldnt have taken my eyes off them
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2008
  8. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2008

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