I have a sweet Australorp hen who came to me missing the feathers on her back from being put into a breeding situation with a rooster (one-on-one). From what I read, I really thought they would've come back completely by now. She is going into a moult and does have a few feathers coming in here and there on her back, but I'm starting to wonder if I should be doing anything since cooler weather is coming to Wisconsin now. We free range here with roosters so she is still being mated, but nowhere near what I'm assuming she encountered prior to coming here. She's the top hen in my flock right now and for the most part only accepts the attention from the dominant rooster. So I guess my question is what (if anything) I should do. Will she have her feathers back by winter? Do I need to pull out my sewing machine and create a saddle for her?