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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by icegirl1312, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. icegirl1312

    icegirl1312 In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2017
    Good day to all, I'm new to this site and first year having chickens. I love my girls and I don't like to see anything wrong with them, attached is a picture of the back on one of the 3 that have this, but I have 20 chickens in all and 2 roosters. I see the rooster jump on the girls all the time, can this be caused by them?[​IMG]
    Thank you for all info. Kristjana

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, icegirl, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Your diagnosis is correct - those are the tell tale signs of feather loss caused by a rooster. There are remedies....the most extreme is eliminating the rooster. But there are also chicken saddles that protect the hen's back as well isolating the rooster from the hens.
    Here's a link to old threads that discuss saddles: https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=chicken+saddle
    That and other info can be found in the Learning Center here:
    There are tons of great articles spanning the range of chicken keeping.
    And if you'd like to chat with some local poultry folks, find your state (if you're in the U.S.) thread in the link below and say howdy:
    I wish you the very best and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  3. icegirl1312

    icegirl1312 In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2017
    Thank you for that info
  4. City farm

    City farm Crowing

    Jul 6, 2012
    Mesa, Arizona U.S.A.
    This looks like it is at the back of her.. she could be getting pecked by the flock because she is on the low end of the pecking order in your flock.. @redsoxs glad you attached direct links.. so much fabulous information on here..
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under icegirl1312 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some good advice from redsoxs and links to some great starting points, I will just wish you and your flock all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thanks for joining us!

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