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What to put on bare backs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by texaschickmom, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. texaschickmom

    texaschickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 4 RIR hens who have been treaded by my huge BO roo and have the bare backs to show for it. I've separated them but should have done it earlier I know. What can I put on their bare backs if anything? They're not bleeding but their skin is red and dry and uncomfortable. And with winter coming on I'm concerned about the cold, also. They've already molted about a month ago. Will new feathers grow in soon or will it be their next molt? I sure hope not.
     
  2. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    chicken saddles are the way to go!
     
  3. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    You can try putting hen saddles on them OR seperate them from the roo!
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Trim the rooster's spurs, nails & beak tip. Then get them all hen saddles with wing protectors. You can buy them off here--I have quite a few now and I love them!
     

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