I had a rooster, who is not with us anymore, tht was not very nice to his hens. He would pull their feathers out and the ended up with bare backs and bald spots. I got rid of the rooster as soon as I noticed the condition of the hens. There were about 18 to choose from but he had his favorites, and those 3 hens don't look very good. I bought saddles for them, and only two of the saddles have managed to stay on. Those hens that have the saddles, look a lot better than before and their feathers are almost completely regrown. Two of my other hens, however, refuse to have anything to do with the saddles. The new rooster will help them take the saddles off! My big questions are, how long does it normally take for feathers to grown back, from bald spots, and what else can I do to help them? The two that still need their feathers to grown back will not wear the saddles..not that it will help much because I do not have that rooster anymore. Are there any supplements I can give them that will help their feathers grow back? I have a new rooster now and he is just a doll. He's young, but he's sweet to his girls. I noticed some regrowth, but it's happening quite slow seemingly.. Is it normal for feathers to grow back slowly?