Roo pulls feather when mating.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JHillgrove, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. JHillgrove

    JHillgrove Out Of The Brooder

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    My rooster is making all my hens bald because he holds on the their feathers on their heads while he is mating and by the time he is done, there is a big chunk of feathers missing. I have heard of the need for saddles, but I need helmets. [​IMG]
    Anything I can do, or is this normal?
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2011
  2. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Helmets...that's funny. Is he a young rooster? If he is , he may get more gentle as he matures. Otherwise I would try to find a rooster who is more of a gentleman. Just my 2 cents.
     
  3. JHillgrove

    JHillgrove Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:He is about 6 months
     

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