do chicken feathers grow back??

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ProudNewChickenMommy86, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. ProudNewChickenMommy86

    ProudNewChickenMommy86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm not really sure where to post this... i just got 5 2-3 year old hens. 2 of the hens were the roosters "favorite" lol and one just has a bad wing.
     
  2. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Yep they molt once a year and get new feathers in. Feathers lost from getting pulled by other chiclems do come back.
    Sounds like you may want to get them some hen saddles for protection while the new feathers grow back.
     
  3. ProudNewChickenMommy86

    ProudNewChickenMommy86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh i just got them from someone else. i got them like this. i have no roosters, there is some around but i haven't seen them act any kindaway towards my hens. poor things.
     
  4. TechnoCat

    TechnoCat Overrun With Chickens

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    yes, feathers do grow back, chickens molt once a year, my two girls are growing their feathers back, growing feathers back to full length takes awhile though.
     
  5. ProudNewChickenMommy86

    ProudNewChickenMommy86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Can't Wait For Them To Start Looking Healthy Again. I Named 1 Chicken Sh*t For Now Lol. Cause She's Scared Of Everything Lol. Yes, Even Her Reflection And Shadow.
     

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