Too Many Roosters, Not Enough Hens
Parasites and Bad Animal Husbandry
Picking and Pecking
So, how do I fix it?
Alter Your Flock Keeping Methods
Rid Your Flock of Parasites and/or Filth
Free Range More Often Or Add Boredom Remedies
Up their Vitamin and Nutrient Intake When Molting
When All Else Fails, Buy a Hen Saddle
I’ve never used a hen saddle, ever. Because I’ve just never had to. However, there are a lot of amazing people in the homesteading community who either make them, or have created tutorials on how to make them. You can also purchase them in sets of 5 on Amazon. Hen saddles allow your hens to still remain in the flock without losing anymore feathers or becoming irritated. However, that doesn’t necessarily fix the issue. Hen saddles can also be very hot in the Summer months, so make sure your hens aren’t over heating should you decide to use them.
Amy K. Fewell is an author, family herbalist, entrepreneur, homesteader, and homemaker. Living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, her and her family live a natural homesteading lifestyle where they promote self-sufficiency and liberty. Amy is the founder of the Homesteaders of America organization and annual events. You can discover more on this website and at homesteadersofamerica.com