Love Hurts Jul 31 Especially if you’re a hen. Comments 11 Comments • Comments Feed Log in to Reply Marianne says: Our hens always used to have naked necks… the roosters are BRUTAL. On July 31, 2009 at 4:55 am Log in to Reply Lisa T. says: Suzanne, You should make her a “hen saddle” (Google it-hen saddle pattern) Then you could use your sewing machine! Smiles On July 31, 2009 at 5:00 am Log in to Reply Beth says: I wonder why that happens to some and not to others. None of my adult chickens have suffered from that. I know my boys are doing their jobs, but so far no problem with the hens. Now my young birds, they look awful because of all the picking and stuff. They have bare patches down by their tails like that. I’m looking forward to extending their living quarters this weekend. Now I just need to figure out how to get 16 foot cattle panels home to make the hoop coop! On July 31, 2009 at 5:24 am Log in to Reply Runningtrails says: I have only one hen that looks like that, out of 20. Is it because the other hens pick on her? On July 31, 2009 at 5:48 am Log in to Reply Christine says: Yep, you need to break the sewing machine in and make some chickens saddles. Don’t want the poor thing to get sunburned. On July 31, 2009 at 6:11 am Log in to Reply Lisa D says: sad little hen… 🙂 My girls are starting to look like that too. I may have to kick the roo out for a week or so to give them a break! On July 31, 2009 at 6:26 am Log in to Reply Cindy says: It will take more than a week or two. More like a month or two. 🙁 On July 31, 2009 at 7:21 pm Log in to Reply Kathie says: My Silkie rooster is in love with one of the Americans. Sadly he is too little to fertilize her eggs, but she is going bald in his attempts to do so. He pays attention to them all, but he loooovvvess Billie Jean. On July 31, 2009 at 6:33 am Log in to Reply Valeria in NC says: Oh how I LOVE your blog! I read you everyday. My thought is I think you may have too many roosters. We have a bachelor coop to house the boys as they grow fat and delicious . . . well, that’s the plan anyway. They get all the best scraps and STILL don’t gain weight! Maybe they suspect something? On July 31, 2009 at 8:25 am Log in to Reply SarahKoski says: I love reading this blog! I learn something new everyday. I never would have thought of making a saddle for a hen. Farmers are amazing. :duck: On July 31, 2009 at 12:38 pm Log in to Reply Cindy says: I have five girls with one roo. Four of the five look like that. I have thought of the saddle however where I live (TN) it is so hot I don’t think it would be a good idea. I am hoping he will be gone soon and then they can rehab. On July 31, 2009 at 7:19 pm Add Your Thoughts Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.