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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

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    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?
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I wouldn't use petroleum jelly. I'd use aloe or an A+D ointment.
     
  3. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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