One of my year old Brahmas went through a molt this summer, but her feathers never seemed to recover. Her two sisters molted at the same time, and they look gorgeous, new feathers, sleek and perfect. But Betty still looks raggedy, shabby, and she's still bald below her throat. I noticed other hens were plucking out her pin feathers in the bald area as soon as they emerged. I've been spraying eucalyptus oil on the area of baldness trying to discourage this and give the pin feathers a chance. But the rest of her shows no signs of emerging new feathers, and I'm wondering if she's just not going to ever look good again. She's quite the character, by the way. She's a real badass, and likes to bully the Wyandotte pullets and chase their brother Stan around. Maybe nature is punishing her for her bad behavior. So my question is: do chickens sometimes just not recover from molt? Or is this a disease she has? No sign of mites or lice.