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Hens damaged wing, from the rooster???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rachellou76, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. rachellou76

    rachellou76 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2015
    A few of my hens have damage on their wings, like the feathers are broken. Is that from my rooster? He is constantly jumping on them. If so, what can I do? Will it help to remove the spurs? Will I have to rehome him?
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Could be from rooster, their feet and spurs can wear down wing feathers.
    How old are your birds?

    If he's constantly on them might be a good idea to segregate him,
    just their toenails can cause damage too,
    and if he has no manners, hes doing more harm than good?

    More info on situation and goals would help to give viable advice.
  3. rachellou76

    rachellou76 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2015
    My hens are all different ages, none over 3 years old. He's kind of rough with them. Most have feathers missing from their head as well where he grabs them. I think I'm going to have to separate him. He's nice to me but CONSTANTLY on the hens.

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