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Roo has started to pull feathers out of neck

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrsmaonaigh, May 14, 2011.

  1. mrsmaonaigh

    mrsmaonaigh Chirping

    Sep 2, 2010
    SE Georgia
    My roo has started to become a little rough with certain ladies. They have all been together for about 18 months now. Two girls are missing feathers off of their backs. One has a big bare spot in her neck where he grabs them when he mates. These are my two alpha hens so they don't go down easily. Is there any way to help this? Will a saddle help the edges of their wings too? What about protecting the neck?

  2. jennh

    jennh Songster

    Jun 21, 2007
    I have a hen that is completely bald [​IMG] She is also missing some back feathers. My problem is my roo is a BJG. he's pretty darn big! I know they sell "saddles" to protect their backs, but (tongue in cheek) do they make hats as well?

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