Feather loss and slow to retun ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jamielynn, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. jamielynn

    jamielynn In the Brooder

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    Hi have a RI Red that I thought loss feathers due to the stress of her move to us. She is 1 and we got her in April. She still looks terrible. She lost a lot of feathers on her chest and head behing comb. Her chest feathers seem to be growing back, but oh so slowly. Is this common. She is so pathetic looking.
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Maybe she was molting. The feathers do take quite awhile to grow back.
     
  3. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Songster

    Hens need extra protein to grow feathers back ( feathers are basically a protein based tissue)
    Yogurt is great for a boost. Feed toward evening or very early morning, never in the heated part of the day. Good Luck. [​IMG]
     
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Feathers usually take a minimum of 6 weeks to grow back so it may be a little bit before the feathers are filled in.
     
  5. jamielynn

    jamielynn In the Brooder

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    Thanks! I appreciate the info and tips.
    We are out of yogurt ATM so am frementing some Kefir for her.[​IMG]
     

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