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Overmated hen, is there help?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by redwa, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. redwa

    redwa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 16 hens (9 mature) and 1 roo. He seems to have his preferred girls and they are losing the feathers on their backs because of his affections... Anything I can do to stop him from mating them? He is 15 months old. Many Thanks for your help.
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We made a bachelor pad for our 2 roosters, they were just love sick for our hens. You can also try getting some hen saddles.
     
  3. sudolph

    sudolph Out Of The Brooder

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    That's so aggravating when the poor girls are getting bare backs from roos "affections" as you tastefully put it. A bachelor pad sounds good to me, at least for a few weeks until the hens can recoup a little. Once your other hens are mature, the bare back situation should alleviate itself.

    Good luck.
     
  4. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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