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Hen was supposedly "de-feathered" in her saddle by a rooster, how long until we should see feathers growing back?

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Hello everyone! 

 

We recently adopted a chicken whom, we were told, was the roosters favorite. All her saddle feathers were pulled out. We have had her going on 6 weeks and not a single feather is growing back. She is now on a fully organic diet, lots of dried worms and seeds/nuts as well as her normal organic layer feed. I occasionally make them a serving of organic ground beef (their favorite).

 

We have applied aloe gel to her skin (from the feed store supposedly good for this). She was born last spring so I don't think she's going through a full molt. 

 

We live in Colorado- we freeze in the winter! She can't have a bareback come this fall!

 

Any ideas on what I could do to help her? I have seen increase protein levels. I also saw someone say that if the shaft is gone the feather might not grow back... I'm so worried and sad for her!!!

 

Thank you!

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Hmm, when I had a rooster  a few hens did get bald spots on their backs. Mine didn't grow theirs back in until the started to molt. If she doesn't grow them back in before it is to cold you can make or buy a chicken saddle/blanket to keep her warm.

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