Feather growth question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hippie Chicks Mom, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Hippie Chicks Mom

    Hippie Chicks Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my 5 hens from a local farm. They are RIR/leghorn cross. They are happy and healthy and lay regularly. My question is they were in among 160-170 other hens and their plumage was never full, missing feathers especially tail feathers. I have had them 6 months and I have seen some improvement but tail feathers are not growing in. Wait for a moult? Will feathers fill in eventually? They are fed a balanced diet. Thanks for any help you can offer
     
  2. Rocky Top Chick

    Rocky Top Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup. Wait for that next molt. However, feed them more protein to make the process better.
     
  3. Hippie Chicks Mom

    Hippie Chicks Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Rocky! They look so pathetic! But I LOVE them just the way they are:)
     

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