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.