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Hen with saddle

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cuteychickens15, May 2, 2016.

  1. cuteychickens15

    cuteychickens15 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 7, 2015
    Hi I have a hen that has been wearing a saddle for about two or three weeks now and I felt underneath, as soon as I lifted up her saddle I felt some heat on her skin and her skin feels dry and rough, does she need some petroleum jelly or will it encourage pecking?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I wouldn't use petroleum jelly. I'd use aloe or an A+D ointment.
  3. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2015
    Have you thought about trimming your rooster's spurs, or separating him out for a while? That way her back could have a breather.

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