Feather loss from Rooster not growing back after 6mths

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Finelyfound, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. We got rid of our jerk rooster 6mths ago. About half of our laying flock of 17 had feather loss on their backs. Now 6mths later almost all of them still have the same feather loss, just bare red backs. Some are worse than others, some have had some regrowth. One very timid hen has a completely bare back and now some feather loss on her face. I'm worried that they are picking at each other and no one is growing feathers again. The hen with the large feather loss I catch occasionally and spray with blue cote in the hopes of keeping the others away from her. It is a VERY traumatic experience for her. I have not personally seen any of them pick at each other, but as a newish chicken owner I don't know why they all still have bare backs. Any insight would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    Generally you will need to wait for the fall molt for their feathers to be replaced which thankfully is just a few months away.
     
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  3. Thank you! I really just want to make sure there is nothing wrong that I need to address.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    Any of my bare backed hens have never grown any feathers back sooner, all are fine, though some can look a little red during summer, I call it air conditioning.
     
  5. Good I feel MUCH better now!
     

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