Rooster treading hen bare

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Critter Crazy, May 8, 2007.

  1. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    one of my hens is loosing fetahers due to the roos. Just one, all the other girls look just fine, but Rosa my Black Australorp looks horrible. Why would she be the only one with this problem? What can be done to fix the problem?

    here is what she looks like
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    all the other girls look just fine, here are some of them with her.
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  2. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is your rooster's favorite hen. Clipping his spurs would help a little but the best thing to do for your hen would be to get rid of the rooster. They make chicken saddles that should help but I don't know much about them.
     
  3. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    i bought chicken saddles from a member on the other site, who makes them, and have them on my girls. they work great and i still have my roo.

    i can't remember if she's on this site also. you may want to do a search for saddles.
     
  4. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Quote:Is this something that has to be on permanently??
     
  5. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    some people use duct tape which is on permanently but these saddles are on the chicken via elastic tape (the stretchy kind) under their wings.

    i have her info at home. i can get it to you tomorrow. it works wonders.
     
  6. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Thanks, I definitely dont want to get rid of my roo, as he is a great bird. He is also my Only Silver Pheonix.
     
  7. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    I make my own jackets for the hens. They're super easy to make and can be removed at anytime.

    I use polar fleece because you don't need to hem it. You can make one in about 3 minutes. All you need are the hens measurements. It's important for it to be snug enough that she can't wiggle out of it, but not so tight that it's uncomfortable.

    Here is the first kind I make. It fits very securely but it's more difficult to get it the right size.

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    It's folded in half in the photo. The hen's wings go in the holes toward the left and the legs go in the lower holes the tab at the rear goes around her tail. Here is how it looks when it's on.

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    Here is the kind I currently make. It has no seams and works just as well if correctly fitted.

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    Again the wings go through the two holes on either side, while the tail goes through the little hole.

    I'm sure you could make one, as I said it's really easy and it's nice to have them around if you need them.
     
  8. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Awsome! Thanks!![​IMG]
     
  9. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    Last edited: May 10, 2007
  10. zebrasueln

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    Hi I'm new. I found this forum because someone at another forum had a link to the chicken saddles. I did try making a saddle/apron (thing) like this one I got from another site

    This is not my hen modeling the saddle/apron
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    I could not seem to get it to fit right. I would like to know if the fleece saddles get to hot for the hens? Also HOW and why with the tail? Now the poor hens are getting sun burnt. I am open to suggestions.
     

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