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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Menazuba61, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Menazuba61

    Menazuba61 Hatching

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    Hi, my name is Mena and I am new to raising backyard chickens. I do have some knowledge, but I will have plenty of questions when I am not sure how to handle a situation with my girls. At this time I have 5 hens and one pullet. One Speckled Sussex, one Russian Orlof (who I am having a problem with; quesions will follow about her), 2 Silver Laced Wyandonette, one mix bread, and one Brahma pullet.
    I aquired the orlof from someone who had quiet a few chickens, and wanted to get rid of some. I took her because I felt sorry for her because she was seriously pecked by one other chicken. She had most of her feathers on her head and rear removed. Now her head is almost fully covered with new feathers, but her rear is still bare. I would like to know if the feathers will grow back and how long will it take? Also, should I put anything on her to protect her bare back? I don't want her to get sick because her skin is exposed.
    Thank you.
     
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  2. 4H gal

    4H gal Chirping

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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, Mena, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! The feathers on her back may not grow back until after the fall molt. She should be okay without them provided the other hens don't pick on her - so monitor this closely and make sure she has no open wounds. If they do pick at her she will have to be isolated. I have an EE hen that lost most of her back feathers from the constant breeding of a rooster (he's in the freezer). My other girls leave her alone and she doesn't appear to be bothered by the sun. Good luck to you!
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    [​IMG] Check out the "everything else for sale," thread several BYCers make/sell chicken aprons. These are mainly to keep the roosters from aggravating the area but, they are also good for keeping other chickens from pecking that area or even keeping them warmer
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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  8. Menazuba61

    Menazuba61 Hatching

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    Thank you so much for the information. The other girls do not bother her and I do check her daily to make sure she doesn't have any open wonds. Mena
     
  9. Menazuba61

    Menazuba61 Hatching

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    Wow, chicken aprons! What a great idea. I will look into that if it gets to that point. Thank you. Mena
     

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