Over Active Roo/Girls missing back feathers?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nuttyredhead, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    Can someone post pics of their girls who had an over active roo? I am noticing that at least 3 of my girls are missing feathers right at the middle/back right above the base of their tails. I am wondering if this is due to my roo. I have 15 hens to 1 roo but i think he likes a few more than others...
  2. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2010
    Cadiz Ky
    Yep that sounds like the roo's favorites alright , I have the same problem with a big black orp roo that has decided that a poor little austrlorp is his favorite and she is bald right now for about two inches on the base of her tail. About the only thing you can do is seperate them or get the girls a saddle. It doesn't seem to bother the girls that much but I feel sorry for the little aussie the roo out weighs her by about 5 lbs.

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