My hens did not grow them back until late August their molt. It was ugly! I had a chicken saddle on the worst one. The boys have left them alone and they look great. Seems like the understand the girls need feathers for the winter! They still are not laying though!
ok, I ask because a adopted a great bunch of girls. The three older ones I believe are about 1 year and 4 months. 2 had bare patches on their back from a rooster.( I don not have any roosters. They layed for about the first week then quit. Pretty sure due to molting. Well, Lilly an Austrolorpe(sp) has had quite a busy week growing in new purple quills. I am wondering if this means she is almost thru her molt?
Thanks as always!
When Pooh got stitched back up (after a run-in with my dogs) the vet plucked an area about the size of your palm. They have all grown right back in and started to do so fairly quickly. She hasn't done a hard molt yet.
So I guess, yes they can?
Do you have any pictures? We love pics!