I don't know why nobody is answering my post on this forum? Maybe I didn't do it right. If anybody has ever had a rooster with broken feathers (not wings) I would sure like to know. The feathers are not in the coop! I don't know if he or his matched mate hen bit them off. There are still little stubs where the feathers used to be. Are those called quills? Will they grow back and if so do you know how long it will take. I have him isolated from the 3 hens I have (One is just a very young pullet - still peeps) because his mate hen had pecked his feather stubs to the point of drawing blood! My vet gave me a series of 7 antibiotic shots to give him one each day alternating breast sides daily. Today was the 4th shot. I don't know what kind of antibiotic it is. I flush the area with warm water each day, apply hydrogen peroxide and triple antibiotic ointment. He is much improved, but I don't know if I should wait until all the feathers in the area look normal before I let him out of his isolation pen. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!