not enough hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bantamfantom, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. bantamfantom

    bantamfantom Out Of The Brooder

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    My Roo has two hens, they free range. The hens have bare backs from the Roo. If I add more hens will he be less "attracted" to the original hens? I don't want my hens to be bare.
     
  2. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Yes more hens will help. 1 rooster can happily service 10 hens.
    You may also consider buying some hen saddles to protect your girls backs and allow them to grow their feathers back.
     
  3. bantamfantom

    bantamfantom Out Of The Brooder

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    where might I get one of these hen saddles? There is nothing like that at my farm stores.
     
  4. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Check the auction section here under the thread Everything else for sale.
    I bought 2 very nicely made saddles with wing protectors from lovemychics.
    There are others that make and sell them online too.
    These are specialty items that you won't find in a feedstore.
     

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