Hen with missing feathers, how can we get them to grow back??!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ortiz5954, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. Ortiz5954

    Ortiz5954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello was hoping to see if anyone had any thoughts of why my hen may be loosing so many feathers and perhaps why they wont grow back any sooner, been 3 months and only now are we seeing a little something. Three of her tail feathers was broken or pulled , we do not know if it was by one of the other hens or something else so we are going to put in a coop cam..I feel so bad seeing her like this and she has become a bit on the mean side. None of the other hens have it so I know its nothing contagious but still would like to get her to look better. She is eating, drinking and pooping just fine.

    Heres what we tried so far:
    Blu-Kote
    Pick No More (which think the chickens actually like it and that's how the tail feathers went)
    Vetericyn
    Warm water/soap
    Added protein
    Feather Fixer layer pellets
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2016
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    One or more of her flock mates are feather plucking eating. Probably the most pristine looking bird in the flock.
     
  3. Ortiz5954

    Ortiz5954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully the camera will catch the culprit, wonder if I seperate them out I can introduce them again and rid the issue.Thx
     

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