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question about feather picking

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dandydoodle, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Songster

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    If you have a chicken that gets feathers picked out will they grow back or will she be bald untill molts? ;)
     

  2. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Songster

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    does anyone know?
     
  3. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Songster

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    Oct 6, 2010
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    I had two SLW with bald backs AND butts and their feathers didn't start to grow back by a lot until they started molting. Though if the hen is separated for while, the feathers usually grow back within a few weeks or months.
     
  4. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Songster

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    Thanks, I think I have fixed the picking problem. So I probably don't have to separate them. She looks so bad though, they had two roos with them and I think they were getting to rough trying to prove who was head roo. I re homed one of the roos and I think everything is good now but, she has a bald head and butt.
     

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