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keeping Light brown leghorns and golden sex links

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by roosterlover897, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. roosterlover897

    roosterlover897 In the Brooder

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    Hi i am new to the world of chickening and i would like to start out with a question I have a male light brown leghorn ( to me the most beautiful breed of rooster in the world) and 4 golden sex links, he likes the hens but since molting season they are breaking off the feather quills and he is bleeding, he picks off the duct tape saddles and my final option is solitary comfinement and i finally tried the saddle with success today and it stuck so i am worried that since hes working very hard to get it off will it hurt him and i just want a solution to help my baby!!
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes, Brown Leghorn Roosters are a very pretty breed!

    I would keep him separate from the hens until everybody is done molting, him included. What kind of saddles are you using? You might take a look at these here...http://www.hensaver.com/

    If you have to give a bird solitary confinement until they are done growing in the feathers or is being a pest and hurting others growing in their feathers, do so.

    Enjoy your wonderful flock and welcome to ours!
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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    Good advice from TwoCrows

    Welcome, glad you joined us.[​IMG]
     
  4. roosterlover897

    roosterlover897 In the Brooder

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    thank you for the advice and so far hes got a duct tape saddle
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    The duct tape may end up pulling out pin feathers rather than protecting so they can grow. The hen saddles offered on BYC (buy,sell,trade forum) would help protect him and also keep him warmer during molt.
     
  8. roosterlover897

    roosterlover897 In the Brooder

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    Thank you for the advice i dont know what pin feathers are but he totally gave up on pulling it off so I think this try was a success





    Thanks
     
  9. roosterlover897

    roosterlover897 In the Brooder

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    I am sort of a crafter so thank you for letting me see the design so maybe i can fix one up so it isn't so hard to get off like the duct tape
     
  10. roosterlover897

    roosterlover897 In the Brooder

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    you are right God is not dead and when he comes back I hope he fixes all the things on this planet that we have messed up on
     

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