In the Brooder
- Oct 16, 2012
My hens are still bare back from the winter. They were about 4or 5 months when they started to molt and the winter was setting in. Our roosters were very eager and well you know. Not only their backs but their butts are bare. I have separated the roosters and we have lost a few hens so our flock is smaller now then it was. The hens are not fighting and dont seem to be pecking each other anymore since the roosters are not with them. They are so much calmer now! Well it has been a month and only a few of the hens are even growing back their feathers. Most of the ones that had lost so many feathers are not growing back and there is no cuts, scars or any blood. They are all healed. Why are most of the hens not growing their feathers back? Im at a loss and Im scared they are going to get sun burned back there and I just dont know what to do. I have tried all that I can think off. Also I kept getting people saying mites. I have checked for mites and dont see anything. I have also dusted just in case. Anyone have any ideas?