Hen saddle doing more harm than good?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Candice's Peeps, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Candice's Peeps

    Candice's Peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently bought some hen saddles for some of my hens. I had three main ones that seemed to be the favorite of my roosters so I put them on them first. 2 seem to be tolerating them well but one keeps losing hers and she keeps getting scratched on her back drawing some blood. She doesn't have one in right now but I noticed they are keeping her from the food bowl. I put a hen saddle on one of my other more feisty hens and right afterwards they started pecking at her so I took it right off. So I was wondering if any one else has had this problem?
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    My hen had a saddle of for awhile because she was the roos favorite. The others kinda pecked at her a bit but once they were used to it everything went back to normal.
     

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