Young hen having feathers on head pecked off!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MissRaychel91, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    There's only a few things you can do since the damage is from mating. Separate out Mr. Rooster to give her a break and/or a saddle would be good too. The baldness on the head, that's not going to come back until molt, but if he's mating her a lot, then likely she will continue to be bald. Most feather loss on the back usually doesn't come back in until molt as well, ime. Feathers are broken/worn with an intact shaft.
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