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How long will it take for her feathers to grow back?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by StarLover21, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today my hen Asha got a big gash on her back :( :( :( It was a really bad worm, and she needed surgery/stiches. She now lookes a LOT better! However the skin on her shoulders and neck are completally bare :( She looks like a nacked neck :)

    When will her feathers grow back?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    it takes about 4-6 weeks from the time you see tiny pin feathers for them to completely fill in.
     
  3. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, thanks. Do you know when the pin feathers will start coming in? Will I have to wait until her next molt?
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    No, you will not have to wait till the next molt. Those tiny feathers should start with in about a week. So from today, the feathers should be all in and full in about 6 weeks. Yeah, it is rough looking at a bald spot, LOL, but as long as she is healthy, they will grow in soon.
     

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