Lower Back Of Hens Are Featherless

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by christina09, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. christina09

    christina09 Out Of The Brooder

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    WHY ARE MY HENS BECOMING FEATHERLESS ON LWER BACK CLOSE TO THE TAIL??? IS IT FROM MY ROO???? I HAVE 25 HENS AND 1 ROO. IS HE JUST FAVORING SOME OF MY GIRLS AND WHEN HE MOUNTS THEM HE IS CREATING THIS????THEY ARE ACTING NORMAL OTHERWISE, NO OSRES OR ANYTHING:confused:
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Ah, the favorite lady syndrome. You'll have to get or make aprons for them.

    Big Sister wearing hers:

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  3. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    Yep sounds like roosteritis to me [​IMG]
     
  4. christina09

    christina09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh Thank You So It Is My Roo Doing This?? And Do I Just Make The Aprons??
     
  5. christina09

    christina09 Out Of The Brooder

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    HANKS ALL...i WAS HOPING IT WAS SOMETHING SIMPLE LIKE MY ROO BEING A MAN![​IMG]
     
  6. christina09

    christina09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do The Aprons Have Elastic Band Or Do You Tie Them????
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Most likely it the rooster but it won't hurt to make sure your chickens are not having a mite problem. Aprons do help with the feather loss from to much rooster.
     
  8. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I bought my from Louise's Country Closet ($3.50 each and no shipping) and they have the elastic in them. I like the elastic in that it will prevent entrapment if the bird gets caught on something. However, the elastic must NOT be too snug or you will have the material cutting into the wing/skin of the chicken.
     
  10. christina09

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    thank you all
     

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