One of my hens was mostly de-feathered by the other girls. (also posted in Managing Your Flock) Now that I was finally able to separate her from them, I need to know if the little stubs of feathers are new feathers growing in? Or are they what's left of the feathers that were pecked? From what I have read, if they are the remains of her feathers, then new ones won't come in until she molts. Is that true? Then she is going to be in for a very cold couple of months! I do have her in my garage, which is warmer than the coop, but she doesn't have the other girls fluffed up next to her to keep her warm. I have her in a wire crate, a few inches of hay on the bottom, and I cover it with a blanket at night. Do you think that is sufficient? Someone on the other forum suggested putting an old sweater sleeve, or knit hat with a hole cut out for her head on her, but I am afraid that would upset her more than she already is. It took 3 days of trying to finally capture her, and now, when we reach into the crate to give food or water, she gets antsy and nervous all over again.