young hen is being picked by roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kingpartyof5, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. kingpartyof5

    kingpartyof5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Our 8 mo old WL pullet is almost bald on the back of her neck due to some pretty overzealous mating. Will a hen apron/saddle cover this, or is there something else that will reach further up her neck, so we can help her grow some feathers back?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If you're sure it's from mating and not molting, I don't know what would work besides separating the roo or adding hens. Possibly pine tar on her neck, which is a mess.

    Regular aprons don't cover the neck, they are for the lower back where the roo treads or stands. I make mine, and could cut it so a piecewsent up the back of the neck, but suspect it wouldn't stop the roo.
     
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