I have eight chickens- all girls (three rir, two black marans, one easter egger, and two bantam frizzles). They all came to me from two people in the area who could no longer care for them. The rhode island reds and marans all came to me perfectly healthy, but the frizzles and the easter egger both came from the same person who was keeping them with several really big roos who had totally ripped up the poor little helpless frizzles, and had put some nice scratches in the EE. At first I kept those three isolated until all their scars healed up, and then I slowly integrated them in with the other hens- they had yet to grow back their feathers. So two months after having them and the EE and one of the frizzles looked totally normal again, but poor little nato (short for tornado... cause of the swirly feathers) has yet to really grow any back. After lots of desperate internet searching I learned that some offspring from a frizzlexfrizzle can have feathering problems... and looking closer I noticed that she did have a couple of new feathers coming out, but they were facing different directions and it didn't look like it had with my other frizzle, whose feathers from certain areas kind of all came back at once. So... just guessing... but i'm thinking this no feathers thing might be kind of permanent with her.
I bought the "hen saver" jacket for her in "alaska"- it essentially covers her back and the tops of her wings (I did this mainly because I was worried about her getting too cold). I tried putting it on her for about two weeks, but she just kept pulling it off over and over again. In addition... she started doing this weird backward walk thing trying to get it off (which the company did mention could happen). now that I have given up with keeping it on, she has continued to do the backwards running thing every once in a while. I have been covering her with a thick towel at night to keep her warm (it doesn't drop below 45 where I am in cali right now), but I was hoping other people had some better ideas for her? THanks!