What's wrong!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by missbrit2006, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. missbrit2006

    missbrit2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure what's going on with this little girl! She's the only one this bad!
     
  2. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that her back or front? Do you have a rooster?
     
  3. missbrit2006

    missbrit2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's her back yes three
     
  4. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She may be being overbred by the roosters.
     
  5. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, if you have a rooster, you might want to separate him or get more girls to spread the love around. They sell chicken "saddles" to protect the hen's back.
     
  6. missbrit2006

    missbrit2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 20 hens so I may need to get something to protect her back
     
  7. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she be molting? Some extra protein in their diet could help if she is or if the other hens are feather picking. Most layer feed has the bare minimum of protein.
     
  8. coach723

    coach723 Chillin' With My Peeps

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