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rooster and 5 hens problem

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by qumumd, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. qumumd

    qumumd Out Of The Brooder

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    I really want a rooster but my 5 hens are getting all the feathers off their back. Is this not good? He chases them all the time.
    Donna
     
  2. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    He probably just needs more hens. He is doing his job that is what roosters do, plus you could put saddles on them to protect them. They work nicely.
     
  3. qumumd

    qumumd Out Of The Brooder

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    what are saddles.........never heard of them.
     
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chicken saddles are a heavy weight fabric that is put on there backs to keep the roo from causing further damage.
    Do a search on here.
     

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