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How can I help my bald chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Platy04, May 1, 2016.

  1. Platy04

    Platy04 In the Brooder

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    A few of my hens are missing feathers on the top of their heads. I believe this is from my rooster mating with them. Is there a way to help their feathers grow back?
     

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    The feathers won't grow back until a fall molt. Your rooster sounds like he's too much for your hens.
     
  3. Platy04

    Platy04 In the Brooder

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    Only a few of my hens are missing feathers on their heads, I think they are his favorites. Is there anything I can do to discourage him grabbing on their feathers?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    Unfortunately not, it's a part of mating.
     

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