hens neck feathers are completely gone

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by foghorn86, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. foghorn86

    foghorn86 Out Of The Brooder

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    If one of my hens neck feather are completely gone on the back of her neck, will they grow back next year?
     
  2. dawg53

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    If she's in molt, they will eventually grow back. You can feed them gamebird feed which is higher in protein to help with feather regrowth.
    I forgot to add that you should visually inspect her for lice/mites as well.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2012

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