What is this?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by asheshp, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. asheshp

    asheshp Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys! So one of my hen's feathers look messed up. All the rest look perfectly normal.

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    Is she okay? I feel like maybe she is my rooster's favorite? My other hens look completely fine but I know he has no tact and none of them like when he mounts them. Feedback would be great so I can try and come up with solutions if this is something bad.
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    Rooster wear. She's most likely one of your better layers.
     
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  3. puffypoo22

    puffypoo22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she'll be fine. It is probably her feathers getting ruffed. If she starts to go bald on her back, or you think the rooster is mounting her too much, then you can get her a saddle.
     
  4. asheshp

    asheshp Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, thank you so much guys! I didn't know they had saddles so I will keep an eye on her and maybe look into that if it gets bad. Also you can't really tell but before the ruffled feathers her back feathers are all flattened that is what made me think it might be from him.
     
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  5. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    That is caused from treading from the Rooster..........Does not mean she is his favourite, only means she submits for him.......

    Lighter feathered Hens get more damage than Fluffy thick feathered Birds, like Orpingtons.......


    She will be okay.......



    Cheers!
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Could be 'rooster wear'.... she also could have brittle feathers and resulting in more feather damage than the other girls.
     
  7. asheshp

    asheshp Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the responses! Glad she will be okay [​IMG]
     

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