How long before feathers can grow back?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Maryallison77, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there! I have 2 different 13 week olds that have been plucked by the big girls that are 23 weeks old. Happened really quick for like no reason. It is a white frizzle hen and a polish roo that have been plucked. The poor little frizzle has a bare bottom and my polish roo has no white fluff on his head anymore [​IMG] I tried to reintroduce them back to the flock and everything was fine and then I noticed they are still getting plucked. There are no huge battles just plucking. SO I guess my question is....Do the chickens have to be fully feathered to go back to the flock and if so how long will it take???? I just seperated them today.

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. nicelittlehens

    nicelittlehens Out Of The Brooder

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    HI, the feathers will completely be back to normal in about 60 days although they should be grown back enough in 30 days to return them back into the rest of your flock. If itÂ’s an inconvenience to keep them separated, buy (no peck) from Jeffers pet supply. You can order on line. It works
    Try feeding your chickens a higher protein feed, because eating feathers are what chickens do when they lack protein in there diet.
     
  3. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there. I really hope you are right. I did just notice today that I saw some feather like things poking out!!!! [​IMG]
     

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