Clucky Bagawk

Chirping
9 Years
Mar 19, 2011
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Alot of my hens are missing feathers on their backs thanks to the rooster!. Will the cold affect the bare spots? I am considering finding a new home for the rooster!
 

rungirl

Songster
9 Years
Apr 7, 2010
437
11
113
Columbus, Ohio
Get some aprons for your hens or you can make them. There are threads out here you can search about it. They will protect the hen's back. You may need to trim some nails or spurs on the rooster also.
 

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
8,696
279
316
Strasburg Ohio
That does happen with roosters, and I like my hens to look pretty. I bought some of those hen saver aprons for a few of my gals to wear, and they looked so cute. They didn't seem to mind wearing them either.

Roosters are nice because they sort of act as a shepherd and look out for the flock, but if they're mean, I don't keep them. I have two coops. One is the big hen house and I have two roosters, and 9 hens, and the other is my bantam coop, with one rooster and four hens. I do like the roosters because I love to hear them crow, plus, they're beautiful.
 

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