Missing Feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LoveShack, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. LoveShack

    LoveShack New Egg

    Apr 6, 2011
    I have two hens and two roosters. My hens are missing some feathers from their backs. I am assuming that this is because having two roosters might be wearing my girls out [​IMG]. Is this something I should worry about? They are still laying and eating and aren't acting strange in any other way. Could something else be wrong?
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    sounds like them roos are working the girls over, If I was you I'd get more hens, the rule is 10 hens to 1 roo. if you can't do that then maybe rehome one of the roo's also you can buy saddles for your hens but still that really isn't fair to your hens to let them be roughed up like that. even though that is how the roo hangs on so it isn't his fault.. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2011
  3. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    a couple of my br are the same way, i have 1 roo and 12 hens, but about 3 -4 have barespots...i dont know what to do here also.

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