feathers worn off! need advice please

winekntrychicks

Pooper Peeper
11 Years
Jul 26, 2008
570
2
149
Sebastopol, CA
I have little silkie who was her roosters favorite. Her feathers have been worn away. I finally separated her from the rest. What can I do to help promote feather regrowth? Thanks in advance for replies.
 

texaschickmom

Songster
10 Years
Nov 4, 2009
597
4
131
Lindale, TX
I'd like to know this too since I have a few hens with completely bald backs. I've removed the rooster and it has been several weeks since then. They look like the chicken in the grocery store.
 

Squishypuff

Songster
8 Years
Mar 14, 2011
442
2
109
Kernersville, NC
Poor baldies! Have you tried those hen apron things? I know a lot of people use those until the feathers come back. I've also heard that black oil sunflower seeds promote growth.
 

texaschickmom

Songster
10 Years
Nov 4, 2009
597
4
131
Lindale, TX
Quote:I actually used the hen saddles. My theory is that the treading of the rooster on the saddle rubbed the feathers off of the hen's back. Just my thought. I give my hens BOSS every morning as a treat. Now the problem is sunburn!
 

winekntrychicks

Pooper Peeper
11 Years
Jul 26, 2008
570
2
149
Sebastopol, CA
Quote:A very spunky Silver Sebright. Who by the way didn't make it back to the coop tonight. Searched for him as best I could in the light I had left.
 

texaschickmom

Songster
10 Years
Nov 4, 2009
597
4
131
Lindale, TX
Quote:That's what I'm afraid of. And that could be several months from now. I'm wondering if I should put some sunscreen on their backs when I let them out to free range. It was 101 down here yesterday.
 

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