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

    Jul 29, 2010
    Northeast PA
    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

    Dec 2, 2009
    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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